Memorial: M5958

Statue in Valparaiso, Chile depicting Admiral Thomas Cochrane d. 1860


Valparaiso, Chile, Rest of the World




Description: Full length statue, in uniform on a plinth. Erected by public subscription in 1873. The original memorial has been enlarged with the addition of ships' prows and an obelisk.
Type: Statue
Date Erected: 1873
Artists: George Anderson Lawson


War for Chilean Independence

Event Date


Event Category

19th century conflicts in the Pacific


Cochrane, Thomas
Age: 84
Date of Death: 31/10/1860
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Admiral
Organisation: Royal Navy


Notes: Likeness based on a bust by Canova. Erected by public subscription.

The Scottish born Thomas Cochrane was one of the Royal Navy's most gallant and able officers. He is partially responsible for the independence of Chile, alongside a number of other nations, having served as her Admiral during the War for Independence.
Bibliography: 'The Graphic' 22 February 1873.

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