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Transcript of Simon Bolivar
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Born on December 17, 1782 and died on May 4, 1830
Facts about Simon Bolivar
He was born into a wealthy family that owned many gold mines.
Simon Bolivar and
After the war against Spain ended in 1825 he had liberated Panama, Ecuador, Venezuela and Columbia.
Simon Bolivar was a South American soldier who helped free parts of South America from Spanish rule. Born into a very wealthy family, he was sent to Spain for his education and for a political education. He was in Europe for several years hanging out with Napoleon but when Napoleon made his brother, Joseph, King of Spain and its colonies, Bolivar joined the resistance against Spain. This is because Venezuela was part of the colonies of Spain.
After fighting side by side with his good friend Francisco Santander, the two became enemies due to different political beliefs.
He didn't get along with the other generals of the revolution
Considered the George Washington of South America.
In 1830 Simon Bolivar died of natural causes but he is still very important in Latin American politics because of everything he did for South America.
After the tragic death of his wife María Teresa Rodríguez del Toro y Alaysa in 1803, he went to Europe and made friends with Napoleon Bonaparte.
He then returned to Venezuela in 1807.