Ignacio Carrera Pinto
Ignacio Carrera Pinto is a Chilean hero of the War of the Pacific.
He was born in Santiago, Chile; the son of Jose Miguel Carrera Fontecilla and of Emilia Pinto Benavente. He was the grandson of Jose Miguel Carrera Verdugo, one of Chile's independence heroes. He was also the great-grandson and great-nephew of Chile's Presidents Francisco Antonio Pinto and Anibal Pinto. When the War of the Pacific, between Chile, on one side, and Peru and Bolivia on the other, started in 1879, Carrera Pinto enrolled in the "Esmeralda" battalion. During the next years, and as a consequence of his personal ...
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