Bernardo O'Higgins (1778–1842) was born in Chile -- not Ireland. However, his father, Ambrosio O'Higgins (a Spanish colonial Viceroy) was…Continue
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Who was "General O'Reilly," and how did a man with such an Irish name become the "Spanish Governor of Louisiana?"
While on a consulting assignment in August of 2000, I was bicycling through the streets of New Orleans and randomly came across a historic marker that read: "Fort St. Charles On Oct. 25, 1769, under Gen. O'Reilly, Spanish governor of…Continue