Category:People from Talca
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The following 28 pages are in this category, out of 28 total, this list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 28 pages are in this category, out of 28 total, this list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Talca – Talca is a city and commune in Chile located about 255 km south of Santiago, and is the capital of both Talca Province and Maule Region. As of the 2012 census, the city had a population of 201,142, the city is an important economic center, with agricultural and manufacturing activities, as well as wine production. It is also the location of the Universidad de Talca and the Catholic University of Maule, the Catholic Church of Talca has held a prominent role in the history of Chile. The inhabitants of Talca have a saying, Talca, Paris & London, born from a hat shop which had placed a ribbon stating that it had branches in Paris, the shop was owned by a French immigrant named Jean-Pierre Lagarde. According to the 2002 census of the National Statistics Institute, Talca spans an area of 231.5 km2 and has 201,797 inhabitants, of these,193,755 lived in urban areas and 8,042 in rural areas. The population grew by 17. 8% between the 1992 and 2002 censuses, the city was founded in 1692 by Tomás Marín de Poveda and refounded as Villa San Agustín de Talca in 1742 by José Antonio Manso de Velasco. It was partially destroyed by the 1928 Talca earthquake and the 2010 Chile earthquake and it sits near the epicenter of the 2010, magnitude 8.8 earthquake and suffered severe shaking causing the collapse of much of the historic town centre. The city played a role in Chiles independence, here, Bernardo OHiggins signed the Chilean independence declaration in 1818. As a commune, Talca is an administrative division of Chile administered by a municipal council. The 2008-2012 alcalde is Juan Castro Prieto, the commune is represented in the Senate by Juan Antonio Coloma Correa and Andrés Zaldívar Larraín as part of the 10th senatorial constituency. The commune of Talca spans an area of 231.5 km2, the city of Talca is located 250 km south of Santiago, south of the confluence of the rivers Lircay and Claro, in the Central Valley. The city is bisected by the Pan-American Highway, Talca has a Mediterranean climate with dry summers and wet winters, though it is hotter in summer and cooler in winter than coastal cities like Valparaíso and Concepcíon. DELMAULE. CL
2. Francisco Astaburuaga Cienfuegos – Francisco Solano Asta-Buruaga y Cienfuegos was a Chilean politician and lawyer. Astaburuaga was born in Talca on July 21,1817 and his parents were Cayetano Astaburuaga Valdovinos and Petronila Cienfuegos Silva. He studied in Presbítero Juan de Díaz Romo School and Instituto Nacional, studied Law in Universidad de San Felipe, and was sworn in as lawyer on September 5,1832. Astaburuaga married on June 10,1853 with María del Rosario Vergara Rencoret, diccionario Geográfico de la República de Chile, Second Edition
3. Fernando Flores – Carlos Fernando Flores Labra is a Chilean engineer, entrepreneur and politician. He is a cabinet minister of president Salvador Allende and was senator for the Arica and Parinacota. On March 31,2010, he was designated President of Chiles National Innovation Council for Competitiveness by President Sebastián Piñera, Flores was born in Talca, Chile. He became finance minister in the government of Chilean president Salvador Allende and he subsequently obtained his PhD at UC Berkeley under the guidance of Hubert Dreyfus, Stuart Dreyfus, John Searle and Ann Markussen. There he developed his work on philosophy, coaching and workflow technology, influenced by Martin Heidegger, Humberto Maturana, John Austin and his thesis was titled Management and Communication in the Office of the Future. He has also founded an Internet-based movement called Atina Chile, in 2001 Flores was elected senator for the Tarapacá Region, as a member of the center-left Party for Democracy, a constituent party of the governing coalition Concertación. In late 2004 Flores was unsuccessful in becoming the PPDs candidate for President of Chile, in 2006 Flores ran for the presidency of the PPD party, but lost to Sergio Bitar. Later that year, with the possibility of being a presidential candidate slipping away, on January 8,2007, he inaugurated a new political project called ChileFirst. The next day he submitted his resignation to the PPD and he is currently an independent Senator who caucuses with the center-right Alliance for Chile. He drew sharp criticism from his political allies for supporting Sebastián Piñeras presidential candidacy. He did not seek re-election in December 2009 and ChileFirst won no seats in Congress in the election, until March 2010 he remained as an independent senator. On March 31,2010 he was designated President of Chiles National Innovation Council for Competitiveness by President Piñera
4. Don Francisco (television host) – In 2016, he signed into Telemundo. He is best known for hosting the variety shows Sábado Gigante. Mario Kreutzberger was born in Talca, Chile, to Anna and Erick Kreutzberger, Kreutzberger started a TV show in 1962, and he named it Sábados Gigantes on Canal 13. In it, he adapted many of the formulas he had seen in American television to the Chilean public, the show became an instant hit that had lasted over 53 years. In 1986, the show began to be produced by Univision in Miami, Florida, with the formula used in Chile. In the following six years Kreutzberger developed a variety show, including contests, comedy, interviews. The traveling camera, or Cámara Viajera, has taken Don Francisco to over 185 countries worldwide, in addition, his show has launched the careers of famous entertainers, such as Lili Estefan, Sissi Fleitas, and numerous more. Kreutzberger appeared as himself in the movie The 33, about the 2010 Copiapó mining accident, Kreutzberger has also hosted Chilean versions of ¿Quién merece ser millonario. Deal or No Deal, and Atrapa los Millones and he hosted the first three seasons of Atrapa los Millones before retiring from the program in 2014, Diana Bolocco became the shows new host for the programs fourth season in 2015. He voiced Governor Bernardo de Galvez in a 2003 episode, The Great Galvez, in 2012, Sabado Gigante celebrated 50 years on air. On April 18,2015, Don Francisco announced his show would come to an end in September after 53 years on air, on March 1,2016, Don Francisco announced his return to the television and signed a multi-year deal with Telemundo. On April Fools Day,2003, a rumor arose that Kreutzberger had died, the rumor proved false, but sent many of his fans into a panic until it was revealed as an April Fools joke. Kreutzberger promotes and hosts the Teletón, a TV charity show for disabled Chilean children and he is also the Hispanic spokesperson for the US Muscular Dystrophy Association, in which he also appears in a pre-recorded piece on its annual telethon, to appeal to Hispanics to donate. His show was in worlds longest running TV variety show, according to Guinness World Records, Kreutzberger has received numerous awards and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. On March 1,2012, Kreutzberger was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame, on September 8,2015, the city of New York named a street in the Washington Heights district in honor of Kreutzberger, named Don Francisco Boulevard. Don Francisco has been in commercials for La Curaçao Department Stores and he was even present for the opening of La Curaçaos South Gate, California and Arizona locations. He also appears in TV spots for the Mexican telecom company Claro, Social Security Administration enlisted Don Francisco to appear in a series of public service announcements to reach out to American Hispanics about the benefits of Social Security. In 1992, Kreutzberger was sued by one of his models for sexual harassment, Sábado Gigante Don Francisco at the Internet Movie Database Don Francisco Gives Back Teleton Foundation In Chile Mario Kreutzberger interview video at the Archive of American Television
5. Adolfo Holley – Adolfo Holley Urzúa was a Chilean general who served in the War of the Pacific and in the 1891 Chilean Civil War and held posts in the resulting government. Holley embarked upon his career in the Occupation of the Araucanía in the Arauco War. At the start of the War of the Pacific, he was commissioned as second in command of the regiment Esmeralda when it was created after the division of the older Carampangue in May 1879, serving in this position, Holley fought in the Battle of Tacna. He was promoted to commander of the regiment when its prior commander, Holley fought in the Battle of Chorrillos and the Battle of Miraflores, where his regiment suffered heavy losses. After the capture of Lima and the Chilean occupation of Lima, he remained in Peru with the Esmeralda regiment, on 27 May 1891, Holley was named Minister of War and Navy by the Revolutionary Junta loyal to Congress established in Iquique. He defended the post, defeating the governments forces loyal to José Manuel Balmaceda. Meanwhile, Jorge Montt, a Congressional supporter, took control of the Santiago Government Junta on September 20. Holley served as the Senior General and Inspector General of the Army, adolfo Holley died in Tacna on 11 November 1914
6. Pedro Opaso – Pedro Opaso Letelier was a Chilean politician and provisional vice president of Chile in 1931. He was born in Talca, the son of Ursicino Opaso and he completed his studies in his native city, and then attended the Universidad de Chile, where he became a physician. He started his career as the first mayor of the city of Río Claro. In 1920 Opaso was named minister in several occasions as a representative of the Democratic Liberal Party and he was elected a deputy for Curicó and a Senator for Talca and Talca, Linares and Curico. At the time of the collapse of the first administration of Carlos Ibáñez del Campo in 1931, as such he took over as provisional vice president. He assumed on July 26, and that night he formed his cabinet, headed by a very reluctant Juan Esteban Montero as interior minister and Pedro Blanquier. When the ministers arrived on the morning, Opaso resigned by decree on Montero. His entire administration had lasted less than 24 hours, the speed he demonstrated to get rid of the power earned him the nickname of The Relayer, that accompanied him till his death. After his very brief administration, he was elected Senator for Curicó, Talca, Maule y Linares and he died in Santiago in 1957
7. Pedro Nolasco Vergara Albano – Pedro Nolasco Vergara Albano also known as Pedro Nolasco Martínez de Vergara Albano was a Chilean deputy, governor and farmer. He married her cousin Mercedes Loys Vergara, with whom he had children, Elisa, Natalia, Víctor, Maria, Agustina, Soledad, Matilde, Rafael, Pedro. He was nephew of Vicente, Juan Manuel, Anselmo and Nicolas de la Cruz y Bahamonde -who was Conde de Maule- and he completed his primary and secondary education in Talca, under the tutelage of the Jesuits. Afterwards, on his education, he got a degree in Law, in 1822. He was elected deputy for the province of Colchagua in 1823, being reelected in 1824, in Talca and he was elected deputy between 1833–1836, and was again re-elected on the same district until 1847. He was a politician and worked as a deputy until 1847. He participated in legislative committees, and after losing his sight, he subsequently retired to a private life in 1859, living in Santiago. Being blind, he was prevented from exercising any public activity at the time and he was governor of Talca between 1830 and 1833, in the rising of the ideas of Diego Portales and the triumph of Pelucones, and their conservative ideas, over Pipiolos. He also had over 34,000 head of cattle, after he became blind in 1859, he trusted the management of his farm business to his son in law Vicente Correa Albano. After arriving to Santiago in 1859, he makes his will on May 9 and he was found dead in his home on September 23, of 1867 and was buried in the mausoleum of Juan Garin Cereceda, who was married with his daughter Soledad Vergara Loys. His fortune was estimated at over 120,000 at the time of his death, google about Pedro Nolasco Vergara Albano