Alberto Bachelet

Brigadier General of the Chilean Air Force and father of President Michelle Bachelet (1923-1974)

Alberto Arturo Miguel Bachelet Martínez (Spanish pronunciation: [alˈβeɾto aɾˈtuɾo miˈɣel βatʃeˈle maɾˈtines]; 27 April 1923 – 13 March 1974) was a Chilean Brigadier General of the Chilean Air Force.

Alberto Bachelet
Birth nameAlberto Arturo Miguel Bachelet Martínez
Born(1923-04-27)27 April 1923
Santiago, Chile
Died12 March 1974(1974-03-12) (aged 50)
Santiago, Chile
Allegiance Chile
Service/branch Chilean Air Force
RankBrigadier General
RelationsMichelle Bachelet

He was against the 1973 coup of General Augusto Pinochet, and was imprisoned and tortured for several months until his death in 1974 of a heart attack while in prison.

His daughter Michelle Bachelet has been twice elected President of Chile.[1]


  1. "Chile judge rejects charging candidate's father | News , World | THE DAILY STAR". Retrieved Jul 3, 2020.