Simon Bolivar was a South American Liberator. He was a bold leader of the intense struggle to free his beloved land from being under Spanish rule. Simon was born on July 24, 1783 In Caracas, Venezuela (Harvey L. Johnson). During his life, his parents unfortunately died, but fortunately, he inherited their entire fortune. With this new found glory, he joined a group of men that took over Caracas in 1810. After doing so, they went back to Venezuela, took command of their army, and recaptured what was once theirs. After 1810, Spaniards took over Caracas from Bolivar and his men, angering them because all their hard work was for nothing. In the three years they took back what was rightfully theirs (Harvey L. Johnson). They recaptured Caracas!

Time went by, and Simon Bolivar was forced to leave Venezuela to go to New Granada (or Colombia as it is currently known). Still conquering as much of South America as possible, he aided in the capture of Bogota in 1814. Unfortunately for him, defeats against him forced him to flee to Jamaica. Soon enough, he gathered Haitian forces and landed in Venezuela in 1816. From there, the forces took Angostra. With the help of his many supporters, he became the dictator there, and later, became the dictator of Peru. Around 1825, upper Peru became a separate state, which was named after the brave Simon Bolivar (hence the name, Bolivia). The year 1825 was when he drew up the constitution, which would help future generations know his lasting name.

After a life full of success, failure, and many conquered places, Simon Bolivar died. He died while a vast amount of civil wars broke out in Bolivia. Everything he had worked for through out his entire life was now in jeopardy because natives couldn't get along. He had to sit and watch this happen because he was slowly dying from Tuberculosis. The amazing Liberator everyone had grown to know was declared dead on December 17, 1830 (Geocities.com).




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Simon Bolivar
Simon Bolivar