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2nd Presidentof Venezuela
August 6, 1813 – July 2, 1814
Preceded by Cristóbal Mendoza
February 15, 1819 – December 17, 1819
Succeeded by José Antonio Páez
President of Gran Colombia(Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Panama)
December 17, 1819 – May 4, 1830
Vice President Francisco de Paula Santander
Succeeded by Domingo Caycedo
1st President of Bolivia
In officeAugust 12, 1825 – December 29, 1825
Succeeded by Antonio José de Sucre
President of Peru
February 17, 1824 – January 28, 1827
Preceded by José Bernardo de Tagle, Marquis of Torre-TagleSucceeded by Andrés de Santa Cruz
Born July 24, 1783
Caracas, Captaincy General of Venezuela, Spanish Empire
Died December 17, 1830 (aged 47)
Santa Marta, New GranadaSpouse(s) María Teresa Rodríguez del Toro y Alaysa
Religion Roman Catholic
Simón José Antonio de la Santísima Trinidad Bolívar y Palacios Ponte y Blanco (July 24, 1783 – December 17,1830), commonly known as Simón Bolívar (Spanish pronunciation: [siˈmom boˈliβar]), was a Venezuelan military and political leader. Bolívar played a key role in Hispanic America's successful struggle forindependence from the Spanish Empire, and is today considered one of the most influential politicians in the history of the Americas.
Following the triumph over the Spanish Monarchy, Bolívarparticipated in the foundation of the first union of independent nations in Hispanic-America, a republic, which was named Gran Colombia, of which he was president from 1819 to 1830. Bolívar remains...
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