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By Gerald E. Fitzgerald (auth.), Gerald E. Fitzgerald (eds.)

Life of Bolivar Sim6n Bolivar used to be born in Caracas, Venezuela, on July 24, 1783, and died in Santa Marta, Colombia, on December 17, 1830. His existence used to be really short, however it used to be crowded with many actions, many hardships, many re­ verses, and lots of accomplishments. he's now respected because the Liberator of 5 Latin American nations: Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela. A descendant of a individual Creole kinfolk that originated in Biscay, Spain, the younger Bolivar used to be orphaned at an early age and was once cared for via his uncle, Carlos Palacios. As was once wide-spread, tutors have been hired to edu­ cate the younger boy. the sort of used to be Andres Bello, later to turn into a distin­ guished student. one other was once Sim6n Rodriguez, who was once quite influ­ enced via Rousseau and different eighteenth century philosophers. Later the younger BoHvar used to be despatched to Spain to proceed his schooling. There he met Maria Teresa Rodriguez del Toro, whom he married in 1802. Bolivar and his bride back to Caracas, the place she died of yellow fever in 1803. Boli­ var by no means remarried. Returning to Europe, Bolivar went to Spain after which to France. There he stumbled on that Napoleon, the previous republican, had proclaimed himself Em­ peror of the French. After a visit to Italy, Bolivar again to Caracas in 1807 in terms of numerous towns within the United States.

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