Simon Bolivar

Simon Bolivar

Born: July 24, 1783

Died: December 17, 1830

Nationality: Venezuelan

Occupation: Revolutionary

Biography: Simón José Antonio de la Santísima Trinidad Bolívar y Palacios Ponte y Blanco, commonly known as Simón Bolívar, was a Venezuelan military and political leader. Bolívar played a key role in Hispanic America's successful struggle for independence from the Spanish Empire, and is today considered one of the most influential politicians in the history of the Americas.