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City of Westminster in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

Simón Bolívar

1783-1830

 
 
Simón Bolívar Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 15, 2017
1. Simón Bolívar Marker
Inscription.
Liberator of
Latin America
lodged here in
1810

 
Erected 2002 by English Heritage.
 
Location. 51° 30.965′ N, 0° 9.152′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County. Marker is on Duke Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4 Duke Street, City of Westminster, England W1U 3EL, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lord Milner (within shouting distance of this marker); Sir Julius Benedict (within shouting distance of this marker); Sir F. Paolo Tosti (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Sir James MacKenzie (about 180 meters away); James Smithson (about 180 meters away); Edward Gibbon (about 210 meters away); Sir Patrick Manson (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Thomas Young (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
 
Also see . . .
1. Simón Bolívar (Wikipedia). "Simón José Antonio de la Santísima Trinidad de Bolívar y Palacios (24 July 1783 – 17 December 1830), generally known as Simón Bolívar and also colloquially as El Libertador, was a Venezuelan military
Additional Simón Bolívar Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 15, 2017
2. Additional Simón Bolívar Marker
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 participated in the foundation of the first union of independent nations in Latin America, Gran Colombia, of which he was president from 1819 to 1830. Through further military campaigns, he ousted Spanish rulers from Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia, the latter of which was named after him. He was simultaneously president of Gran Colombia (present-day Venezuela, Colombia, Panama and Ecuador) and Peru, while his second-in-command, Antonio José de Sucre, was appointed president of Bolivia. Bolívar aimed at a strong and united Spanish America able to cope not only with the threats emanating from Spain and the European Holy Alliance but also with the emerging power of the United States. At the peak of his power, Bolívar ruled over a vast territory from the Argentine border to the Caribbean Sea....Bolívar is viewed as a national icon in much of modern South America, and is considered one of the great heroes of the Hispanic independence movements of the early 19th century, along with José de San Martín, Francisco de Miranda and others. At the end of his life, Bolívar despaired of the situation in his native region, with the famous quote 'all who served the revolution have plowed the sea'." (Submitted on December 8, 2017.)
Simón Bolívar Markers - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 15, 2017
3. Simón Bolívar Markers - Wide View
 

2. Simón Bolívar: The Liberator (Latin American Studies). (Submitted on December 8, 2017.)
 
Categories. Patriots & Patriotism
 
Simón Bolívar (image courtesy of the Library of Congress) image. Click for full size.
Engraved by M.N. Bate, from an original drawing late in the possession of Wm. Walton Esqr., circa 1819
4. Simón Bolívar (image courtesy of the Library of Congress)
"...After a coup on 19 April 1810, Venezuela achieved de facto independence when the Supreme Junta of Caracas was established and the colonial administrators deposed. The Supreme Junta sent a delegation to Great Britain to get British recognition and aid. This delegation presided by Bolívar also included two future Venezuelan notables Andrés Bello and Luis López Méndez. The trio met with Francisco de Miranda and persuaded him to return to his native land." - Wikipedia
 
 
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