He was a revolutionary who freed six countries, an intellectual who argued the problems of national liberation, a general who fought a war of unremitting violence he inspired extremes of devotion and the spanish revolutions what role did simon bolivar play in the history of latin america's independence from spain. Simón bolívar (sēmōn´ bōlē´vär), 1783–1830, south american revolutionary who led independence wars in the present nations of venezuela, colombia, panama, ecuador, peru, and bolivia early life and setbacks born of a wealthy creole family in caracas, venezuela, bolívar was educated by tutors such as andrés bello. A life of latin american hero simón bolívar, while admiring, reveals uncomfortable truths, writes giles tremlett his titles included those of president of venezuela and greater colombia, liberator of bolivia and dictator of peru but at the end of his life his dream of pan-american unity lay in tatters. Simon bolivar biography simon bolivar (1783–1830) was a venezuelan military and political leader who was instrumental in helping latin american countries achieve independence from the spanish empire during his lifetime, he helped countries such as venezuela, colombia, ecuador, peru and bolivia to achieve. The career of simon bolivar suggests that jefferson and adams were at least partly correct with a combination of jeffersonian felicity and napoleonic audacity , bolivar was almost single-handedly responsible for ending the spanish empire in south america six new nations — venezuela, colombia. 'josé let's go let's go they don't want us take my luggage on board” destitute, reviled in the six republics he had liberated, and spitting up green sputum, simón bolívar's last incoherent words were addressed to his lifelong servant (and the only member of his entourage to have remained with him) as.
Deep into marie arana's wonderful new biography of simón bolívar, “the george washington of south america,” there's a deliciously unexpected pause in driven by his vision of a free america, he single- handedly conceived, organized and led the independence movements of six nations—venezuela. Venezuelan simon bolivar was the most important leader of south america's independence movement learn about the life and times of the liberator. A brilliant biography that “reads like a wonderful novel but is researched like a masterwork of history” (walter isaacson, author of steve jobs), this is the epic story of the famous south american general and statesman simón bolívar simón bolí var —el libertador—freed six countries from spanish rule and is still the most.
The meeting with humboldt is one of bolivar's three famous encounters with other giants of great men's history, the second being the 1822 guayaquil interview with jose de san martin, liberator of the andes, chile and peru, which occurred almost in secret and about which historians therefore continue to conjecture. Latin american revolutionary simón bolívar is commonly referred to as the george washington of latin america by numerous scholars and political despite bolívar's mythical status in history books, his wartime actions painted a completely different image of the “liberator”— one filled with atrocities and.
South american revolutions from a history of the irish settlers in north america by thomas d 'arcy mcgee « chapter xx | contents | chapter xxii » chapter xxi south american revolutions—co-operation of the united states—irish staff of simon bolivar—the o 'higginses—mackenna—o 'connor—o 'carroll—captain. Leading the south american revolution would be simon bolivar, whom is known as 'the george washington of south america' he was great bolívar is known as “el libertador” (the liberator) simón bolívar as he is president of six nations: bolivia, colombia, ecuador, panama, peru, and venezuela however, he was. Simón josé antonio de la santísima trinidad bolívar y ponte palacios y blanco ( born july 24, 1783 in caracas, venezuela died december 17, 1830, in santa marta later in his revolutionary life, bolívar used part of the mineral income to finance the south american revolutionary wars el libertador (the liberator.
But in latin america, as the venezuelan election on sunday reminded us, the question is easy, and the answer is simón bolívar the past is very present in latin america although bolívar rode 75,000 miles to win the freedom of what are now six nations, his vision for a unified continent was never realized.
Two leading figures who shaped the revolutionary movements emerged during the wars of independence: simón bolívar and josé de san martín these two revolutionaries became iconic figures for the spanish american wars of independence bolívar was regarded throughout latin america as a hero and liberator. Simón bolívar was without a doubt the most famous and most controversial leader of the spanish american wars of independence much is known of his biography: he led an army that liberated an expanse of south america equivalent to that conquered by napoleon crafted the union of venezuela, new granada, and. Simón bolívar (1783-1830) was a south american general and statesman who brought political independence to six present-day nations called the liberator, he was the greatest military figure of south america simón bolívar was born on july 24, 1783, in caracas, venezuela, then part of the hispanic colonial empire.