|2nd Supreme Director of Chile|
17 February 1817 – 28 January 1823
|Preceded by||José Miguel Carrera|
|Succeeded by||Ramón Freire|
August 20, 1778|
October 24, 1842 (aged 64)|
|Occupation||Head of State, Military|
Bernardo O'Higgins Riquelme (1778–1842) was a Chilean independence leader. Along with José de San Martín, he is credited with liberating Chile from Spanish rule. Although he was the second Supreme Director of Chile (1817–1823), he is considered one of Chile's founding fathers. He was also the first leader of a fully independent Chilean state.