Simón Bolívar


Born in Caracas on July 24, 1783 - Died on December 17, 1830

Son of Juan Vicente Bolívar and María Concepción Palacios, members of one of the richest families in Venezuela. 

He traveled to Europe to study and swore to release his nation. He returned to Caracas in 1807 and being Colonel he visited London and convinced the British government to support his plans for freedom from the Spanish yoke, thus obtaining it for Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Panama.

 He spent his last days in Santa Marta, where he died at the Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, on December 17, 1830 at the age of 47 years.