Agustín Arturo Prat Chacón, or simply Arturo Prat, was a sailor, military and Chilean lawyer, recognized as a national hero of Chile for his heroic performance in the War of the Pacific.

He is considered a hero in Chile for his great leadership against Peruvians in the Pacific War, but, above all, for his death during the Iquique naval combat, when he launched himself to Huáscar and fought until his last moments of life on behalf of Chile.

Although Chile lost that battle, his courage earned him national fame and great prestige.

He also participated in the Hispano-South American War (also called the Chincha Islands War), in events such as the capture of the English ship Thalaba, which smuggled food and other supplies for the Spaniards.

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