Simón Bolívar

(1783—1830) Venezuelan patriot and statesman

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Venezuelan patriot and statesman. Bolívar was active in the Latin-American independence movement from 1808 onwards. Although his military career was not without its failures, he succeeded in driving the Spanish from Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, and Ecuador; Upper Peru was named Bolivia in his honour.

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945).

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