resumes spanish efforts to conquer chile
is restored to the spanish throne, in chile, at the battle of rancagua, royalist troops decisively defeat o'higgins, who flees to argentina.
joining forces withjose de san martin, crosses the andes into chile and defeats the royalist at the battle of chacabuca; he is made supreme director of chile.
under the leadership of o'higgins, chileans declare their independence from spain on feb 12
o'higgins is ousted and forced into exile in peru
chile fights peru and bolivia in the war of the pacific; by winning that war, chile expands its territory northward by almost one-third.
voters elect christian democrat patricio aylwin, the candidate of a coalition of 17 political parties, to the presidency in december.
chile signes a trade agreement with the united states
former minister of defense michelle bachelet jeria is elected president; augusto pinochet dies of heart failure
chatien volcano erupts for the first time in 9,400 years; 5,000 people are forced to evacuate.