Today’s Notable Foreign Birthday
Simón Bolivar – “The Liberator” of Spanish America
Simón José Antonio de la Santísima Trinidad Bolívar y Palacios Ponte Blanco, more commonly known as Simón Bolívar “The Liberator” (July 24, 1783 – December 17, 1830) was one of the most important leaders together with José de San Martín of Spanish America‘s successful struggle for independence against Spain. Following the triumph over the Spanish Monarchy, Bolívar participated in the foundation of Gran Colombia, a nation formed from several liberated Spanish colonies. He was President of Gran Colombia from 1821 to 1830. Bolívar is credited with contributing decisively to the independence of the present-day countries of Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Peru, and Bolivia and is revered as a national hero in them.
U. S. Contemporaries: Revolutionary War Cycle – Compromise Generation – Artist (Adaptive) (1767-1791)