Simón Bolívar

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Simón Bolívar

Simón Bolívar (1783 - 1830) was a Venezuelan military and political leader. He was born in Caracas, Venezuela. He liberated many countries in South America, such as Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia, from Spain. For a few years he was president of Gran Colombia, a country that no longer exists. The country Bolivia is named after Bolívar.

While in Madrid during 1802, he married María Teresa Rodríguez del Toro y Alaiza.

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