• Born date: 1826-06-02
  • Born in: Chile
  • Death date: 1884-03-03
  • Death in: Chile
Erasmo Escala

Erasmo Escala Arriagada (June 2, 1826 – March 3, 1884), Chilean soldier, served as commander-in-chief of the Army during part of the War of the Pacific.He was born in Valparaíso, where he also completed his first studies. He joined the Military Academy in 1837. He participated in the battle of Yungay, during the war against the Peru-Bolivian Confederacy, and later in the Pacification of the Araucanía.