Diego Barros Arana
Born(1830-08-16)August 16, 1830
DiedNovember 4, 1907(1907-11-04) (aged 77)
Santiago, Chile
Known forHistoria General de Chile
Academic background
Academic work
DisciplineHistory of Chile

Diego Jacinto Agustín Barros Arana (American Spanish: [ˈdjeɣo ˈβaros aˈɾana]; August 16, 1830 – November 4, 1907) was a Chilean professor, legislator, minister and diplomat. He is considered the most important Chilean historian of the 19th century. His main work General History of Chile (Spanish: Historia General de Chile) is a 15-volume work that spanned over 300 years of the nation's history.

Barros Arana was of Basque descent.[1] He also was an educator and a diplomat. He was director of the Instituto Nacional, a public high school, and of the University of Chile.


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  1. ^ [1] Archived June 6, 2011, at the Wayback Machine

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