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Juan Bravo
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Born 1865
Place of birth Arauco Province, Chile
Allegiance Flag of Chile.svg Chile
Service/branch Flag of Chile.svg Chilean Navy
Rank Cabin boy
Battles/wars Battle of Punta Gruesa

Juan Bravo was a Chilean cabin boy known for his feats in the War of the Pacific. Juan Bravo was born in 1865 in parents in Arauco Province. His parents were native Mapuche, and Juan's original surname was Villacura. Juan Villacura distinguished himself in the Battle of Punta Gruesa where he while onboard of the schooner Covadonga sniped down numerous Peruvians on board of the ironclad Independencia.[1]


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