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1783, Jul 241807-18301830, Dec 17
a Venezuelan military and political leader who played a leading role in the establishment of Venezuela, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Panama as sovereign states, independent of Spanish rule. Bolívar was born into a wealthy, aristocratic Creole family and, like others of his day, was educated abroad at a young age, arriving in Spain when he was 16 and later on moving to France. While in Europe he was introduced to the ideas of Enlightenment philosophers, which gave him the ambition to replace the Spanish as rulers. Taking advantage of the disorder in Spain prompted by the Peninsular War, Bolívar began his campaign for independence in 1808, appealing to the wealthy Creole population through a conservative process, and established an organized national congress within three years.
 Timeline (9)
08/07/1819-Battle of Boyacá: Simon Bolivar defeats Spanish in Columbia -- wins independence from Spain
06/24/1821-Battle of Carabobo -- Simon Bolivar defeats royalists outside of Caracas
05/24/1822-Battle of Pichincha, Simon Bolivar secures independence of Quito from Spain
07/26/1822-Secret meeting of Simon Bolivar and Jose de San Martin 
09/10/1823-Simon Bolivar named president of Peru 
02/10/1824-Simon Bolivar is named dictator by the Congress of Peru
08/06/1824-Battle of Junín - Simon Bolivar's army beats Spanish
06/13/1828-Simon Bolivar proclaimed dictator  
09/25/1829-Failed assassination attempt on Simon Bolivar
 Mentions (3)
Renato Beluche
...being a successful privateer. With Luis Brion, he was Simon Bolivar’s favorite admiral as well as an active partner...
Jean Lafitte
...1822, Lafitte approached the navy of Gran Colombia and Simon Bolivar and was granted a commission and given a new...
Daniel Florence O'Leary
a military general and aide-de-camp under Simon Bolivar. He was born in Cork, Ireland; his father was Jeremiah O'Leary, a...
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Simon Bolivar1783, Jul 241807
 
18301830, Dec 17

John Page1743, Apr 281763
 
18081808, Oct 11
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18091818, Feb 13
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Archduke Charles of Austria1771, Sep 51792
 
18091847, Apr 30
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Paul Revere1734, Dec 211756
 
18111818, May 10
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Zebulon Pike1779, Jan 51799
 
18131813, Apr 27
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William Howe1729, Aug 101746
 
18141814, Jul 12
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Philip Astley1742, Jan 81759
 
18141814, Jan 27
 an English equestrian, circus owner, and inventor, regarded as being the "father of the modern ci...
Dominique You17751802
 
18141830, Nov 14
 a privateer, soldier, and politician. Jean Lafitte's most trusted lieutenant, and rumored to have...
Napoleon Bonaparte1769, Aug 151799
 
18151821, May 5
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John Clopton1756, Feb 71776
 
18161816, Sep 11
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Frederick Kemmelmeyer1752/531782
 
18161823 ca
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John Young1742 ca1780
 
18191835, Dec 17
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Molly Pitcher1744, Oct 131777
 
18221832, Jan 22
 a nickname given to a woman said to have fought in the American Battle of Monmouth, generally bel...
Jose de San Martin1778, Feb 251808
 
 
18221850, Aug 17
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Joseph Bloomfield1753, Oct 181775
 
18231823, Oct 3
 the fourth Governor of New Jersey. The township of Bloomfield, New Jersey is named for him. He at...
William Hull1753, Jun 241775
 
18251825, Nov 29
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William Clark [2]1770, Aug 11789
 
18291838, Sep 1
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Davy Crockett1786, Aug 171813
 
18361836, Mar 6
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William B. Travis1809, Aug 11829
 
18361836, Mar 6
 a 19th-century American lawyer and soldier. At the age of 26, he was a lieutenant colonel in the ...
Andrew Jackson1767, Mar 151829
 
18371845, Jun 8
 the seventh President of the United States (1829–1837). He was born near the end of the colonia...
Major Ridge1771 ca1790
 
18391839
 a Cherokee leader, a member of the tribal council, and a lawmaker. As a warrior, he fought in the...
Charles XIV John1763, Jan 261818
 
18441844, Mar 8
  King of Sweden (as Charles XIV John) and King of Norway (as Charles III John) from 1818 until hi...
Kazimierz Lux17801795
 
18461846
 an officer of the Polish Legions and a pirate in the Caribbean Sea during the early 19th century....
Wilhelm Freiherr von Biela1782, Mar 191802
 
18491856, Feb 18
 a German-Austrian military officer and amateur astronomer. In the field of astronomy, he speciali...
William Miller1782, Feb 151809
 
18491849, Dec 20
 an American Baptist preacher who is credited with beginning the mid-19th century North American r...
Alexander Sergeyevich Menshikov1787, Aug 261809
 
18561869, May 2
 a Finno-Russian nobleman, military commander and statesman. He was made adjutant general in 1817 ...
John Brown [3]1800, May 91820
 
18591859, Dec 2
 an American abolitionist who believed in and advocated armed insurrection as the only way to over...
Lewis Cass1782, Oct 91806
 
18601866, Jun 17
 an American military officer, politician, and statesman. He represented Michigan in the United St...
Winfield Scott1786, Jun 131807
 
18611866, May 29
 a United States Army general and unsuccessful presidential candidate of the Whig Party in 1852. K...
Sam Houston1793, Mar 21812
 
18611863, Jul 26
 an American politician and soldier, best known for his role in bringing Texas into the United Sta...
Sir James Brooke1803, Apr 291819
 
18681868, Jun 11
 a British soldier and adventurer who founded the Raj of Sarawak in Borneo. He ruled as the first ...
Antoine-Henri Jomini1779, Mar 61798
 
18691869, Mar 24
 a Swiss officer who served as a general in the French and later in the Russian service, and one o...
Sir Edward Sabine1788, Oct 141818
 
18711883, Jun 26
 an Irish astronomer, geophysicist, ornithologist, explorer, soldier and the 30th President of the...
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