Simon Bolívar

Military and Political Leader Simon Bolívar Full Name: Simon Bolívar
Nationality: Venezuelan

Profession: Military and Political Leader
Why Famous: Played a key role in the revolutions against the Spanish empire in South America.

Following the triumph over the Spanish monarchy, Bolívar participated in the foundation of the first union of independent nations in Latin America, a republic, now known as Gran Colombia, of which he was president from 1819 to 1830.

Born: July 24, 1783
Star Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Caracas, Venezuela

Died: December 17, 1830 (aged 47)
Cause of Death: Tuberculosis

Historical Events in the Life of Simon Bolívar

  • 1813-05-23 South American independence leader Simón Bolívar enters Mérida, leading the invasion of Venezuela, and is proclaimed El Libertador ("The Liberator")
  • 1813-09-30 Battle of Bárbula: Simón Bolívar defeats Santiago Bobadilla
  • 1822-07-26 Secret meeting of Simon Bolivar & Jose de San Martin
  • 1823-09-10 Simon Bolivar named President of Peru
  • 1824-02-10 Simon Bolivar named dictator by the Congress of Peru
  • 1824-08-06 Battle at Junan - Simon Bolívar's army defeats the Spanish
  • 1828-06-13 Simon Bolívar proclaimed dictator
  • 1829-09-25 Failed assassination attempt on Simon Bolívar

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