Miguel de Olivares
Miguel de Olivares (1675 - 1768) was a Chilean priest and historian.
Molina was born at Chillan. He entered the Jesuit society, became a missionary, and as such began about 1701 to travel through the territories of Quillota, Polpaico, Tiltil, Limache, and others. From 1712 till 1720 he directed the missions of Nahuelhuapi and Calbuco, and in 1730 he was in Concepcion during the earthquake of July, which destroyed that city.
His frequent voyages gave him an opportunity to study the archives of the Company of Jesus, and about 1736, in Santiago, he began to compile his history. From 1740 ...
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