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Santiago, Chile founded

Santiago, Chile founded

Santiago, Chile founded


Originally shared by Ed Pearce

On February 12, 1541, Spanish conquistador Pedro de Valdivia founded Santiago, today the capital of Chile, as Santiago del Nuevo Extremo. It was named in honor of St. James, patron saint of Spain. (The name Santiago is the local Galician evolution of Vulgar Latin Sanctu Iacobu, „Saint James”.)

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