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A biography is a history of a person’s life written by someone else. In a biography you may find the individual’s birth, marriage, and death information, and the names of his or her parents, children, or other family members. Use the information carefully because there may be inaccuracies.

A few brief biographies have been gathered and published in collective biographies, sometimes called biographical encyclopedias or dictionaries.  Usually these only include biographies of prominent or well-known Chilean citizens or groups.

A significant biographical dictionary is:

  • Diccionario biográfico de Chile (Biographical Dictionary of Chile). Santiago, Chile: Talleres Gráficos, 1946. (FHL book 983 D36db; film 0928613.)

There are a few other biographies of Chilean people.

Some of these are:

  • Diccionario biográfico de Chile (Biographical Dictionary of Chile). Santiago, Chile: Empresa Periodística “Chile ,” 1952. (FHL book 946 D65g; film 1162429.)
  • Miranda, Marta Elba. Mujeres chilenas (Chilean Women). Santiago, Chile: Editorial Nacimiento, 1940. (FHL book 983 D3e; film 0896969.)
  • Suárez, José Bernardo. Biografías de hombres notables de Chile (Biography of Remarkable Men of Chile). Valparaíso, Chile: Librería del Mercurio, [sin fecha]. (FHL book 983 D3su; film 0908341.)

Additional biographies of people from Chile are found in more general biographical collections such as:

  • Archivo biográfico de España, Portugal e Iberoamérica = Arquivo biográfico de Espanha, Portugal e Ibero-América (Biographical Archive of Spain, Portugal, and Latin America). On 1,144 microfiche. New York: K.G. Saur, 19–.  (FHL fiche 6002170–72.)
  • Archivo biográfico de España, Portugal e Iberoamérica: Nueva Serie (Biographical Archive of Spain, Portugal, and Latin America:New Series). On 984 microfiche. München:K.G. Saur, 1993. (FHL fiche 6131531–58.) Collective biographies at the Family History Library are generally listed in the “Locality” section of the FamilySearch Catalog under:





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