José Arraño

José Arraño
BornTemplate:Birth date
Quebrada del Nuevo Reino, Pichilemu, Chile
DiedNovember 24, 2009(2009-11-24) (aged 88)
Pichilemu, Chile
OccupationWriter, Historian, Radio announcer
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José Santos Arraño Acevedo (14 October 1921 - 24 November 2009)[1] was a famous writer and historian from Pichilemu, mostly known for his books on the history of the city.



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The house of José Arraño, in Pichilemu.

Arraño was one of the 12 sons of José Luis Arraño Ortiz and María Soledad Acevedo Caro.[1]

During his childhood he lived in Pichilemu, and he later went to study in Los Hermanos Maristas School in San Fernando and the Pontifical Seminary of Santiago.

He was a collaborator of the Santiago's press through articles devoted to Pichilemu and Colchagua, publishing in newspapers such as Las Últimas Noticias or La Época and in dozens of other regional newspapers,[2] taking Arraño Acevedo as the most important historian of Pichilemu and the most dedicated to promote Pichilemu's tourism. All his articles were included in two books: Pichilemu y Sus Alrededores Turísticos and Hombres y Cosas de Pichilemu. He habitually read his articles in his radial program, that was broadcasted for almost a decade, La Hora de José Arraño Acevedo.

During this time, one of his quotes became famous:

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On November 21, 2009 he was taken to Pichilemu Hospital, and died three days later of pneumonia at the age of 88.[4]

His funeral was held in Pichilemu's Inmaculada Concepción Parish, from November 24 until November 25, 2009, and he was buried November 25, 2009 in the Pichilemu cemetery.[1]


Related pages


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Homenaje a la partida de Don José Santos Arraño Lizana, Pichilemu's official website (Spanish)
  2. José Arraño Acevedo (1998-12-06). "Acanthus" (PDF) (in Spanish). La Prensa. Retrieved 2009-12-12.
  3. Pichilemu lamenta la muerte de José Arraño Acevedo, Pichilemu Chile (Spanish)