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Bolivar, Simon
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(Jul 24, 1783, Caracas – Dec 17, 1830, near Santa Marta, Columbia) was the most important champion of the liberation of Spanish America from Spanish colonial rule. From 1810 to 1824, he effected the liberation of the territories of the modern states of Venezuela, Colombia, Panama, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia and thereby enabled the process of state formation. As president of Greater Columbia, he ruled with increasing despotism. The Pan-American Congress of 1826 in Panama was meant to crown Bolivar's efforts at an independent conti…

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Prien, Hans-Jürgen, “Bolivar, Simon”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 23 February 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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