Memorial: M5958

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

Location

Valparaiso, Chile

Transcript

'LORD COCHRANE'

Details

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

Event

War for Chilean Independence

Event Date

1810–1821

Event Category

19th century conflicts in the Pacific

People

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

Extra

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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