“Three things tell a man: his eyes, his friends and his favorite quotes.”
Simón Bolívar (Venezuelan Revolutionary)
Date of Birth:
July 24, 1783
Date of Death:
December 17, 1830
Simón José Antonio de la Santísima Trinidad de Bolívar y Palacios Blanco or more commonly known as Simón Bolívar , was one of the most important leaders of Hispanic America's successful struggle for independence from Spain along with José de San Martín, collectively known as Bolívar's War.
After the triumph over the Spanish monarchy, Bolivar participated in the foundation of the Gran Colombia, a nation forming the liberated Spanish colonies. Bolivar became President of Gran Colombia from 1821 to 1830, President of Peru from 1824 to 1826 and President of Bolivia from 1825 to 1826. After the death of Bolivar in 1830 and the later dissolution of the Gran Colombia in 1831, Bolivar's legacy contributed decisively to the independence of present-day Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Panamá, Perú and Venezuela.