José Arraño

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José Arraño
Born October 14, 1921(1921-10-14)
Quebrada del Nuevo Reino, Pichilemu, Chile
Died November 24, 2009(2009-11-24) (aged 88)
Pichilemu, Chile
Occupation Writer, Historian, Radio announcer

José Santos Arraño Acevedo (14 October 1921 - 24 November 2009)[1] was a famous writer and historian from Pichilemu, mostly known for his books on the history of the city.

Biography[change | change source]

Life[change | change source]

The house of José Arraño, in Pichilemu.

Arraño was one of the 12 sons of José Luis Arraño Ortiz and María Soledad Acevedo Caro.[1]

During his childhood he lived in Pichilemu, and he later went to study in Los Hermanos Maristas School in San Fernando and the Pontifical Seminary of Santiago.

He was a collaborator of the Santiago's press through articles devoted to Pichilemu and Colchagua, publishing in newspapers such as Las Últimas Noticias or La Época and in dozens of other regional newspapers,[2] taking Arraño Acevedo as the most important historian of Pichilemu and the most dedicated to promote Pichilemu's tourism. All his articles were included in two books: Pichilemu y Sus Alrededores Turísticos and Hombres y Cosas de Pichilemu. He habitually read his articles in his radial program, that was broadcasted for almost a decade, La Hora de José Arraño Acevedo.

During this time, one of his quotes became famous:

¡Que Lindo es Pichilemu![3] (English: How beautiful Pichilemu is!)

Death[change | change source]

On November 21, 2009 he was taken to Pichilemu Hospital, and died three days later of pneumonia at the age of 88.[4]

His funeral was held in Pichilemu's Inmaculada Concepción Parish, from November 24 until November 25, 2009, and he was buried November 25, 2009 in the Pichilemu cemetery.[1]

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