Chapters: Blanca Errázuriz, Eugenia Errázuriz, Bertha Puga Martínez, Isabel Le Brun de Pinochet, Nicolasa Valdés, María Errázuriz, Candelaria Pérez,. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 28. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Blanca Elena Errázuriz Vergara (April 9, 1894 - March 20, 1940), also known as Bianca de Saulles and famous for having been accused and acquitted of killing her first husband, John de Saulles. Blanca Errázuriz was born in Viña del Mar, the eldest daughter of Guillermo Errázuriz Urmeneta and of Blanca Vergara Alvarez, a beauty known as the Star of Santiago, and thus a member of the politically influential Errázuriz family, of Basque descent. Her father, a mining magnate, died when she was two and was educated at Sacred Heart Convent in London, England. In 1911, when she was 16 years old, she met John Gerald Longer de Saulles, an American businessman and society figure 15 years her senior; he had travelled to Chile as representative of the South American Concessions Syndicate to negotiate a new railway line. After some initial difficulties with her family (mostly due to the difference in age and religion) they were soon engaged and on December 14, 1911 married at an English Catholic chapel in Paris, France. (The civil ceremony had taken place the previous day.). De Saulles had previously been engaged to the heiresses Elsie Moore (later Princess Torlonia) and Eleanor Granville Brown. He was later briefly appointed as U. S. Minister to Paraguay in 1914, a post he resigned shortly after accepting and without ever leaving the U.S. The newly married couple settled in New York City. They had one child, John Longer de Saulles, who was born on December 25, 1912, and for whom the steel magnate Charles H. Schwab stood as godfather. In 1915 Blanca Errázuriz, by then unhappily marrie...http://booksllc.net/?id=13766464
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