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Simon Jose Antonio de la Santisima Trinidad Bolivar Palacios y Blanco, commonly known as Simon Bolivar was a Venezuelan political leader. Together with Jose de San Martin, he played a key role in Latin America's successful struggle for independence from Spain.

Following the triumph over the Spanish Monarchy, Bolivar participated in the foundation of the first Republic of Colombia (today referred to by historians as "Gran Colombia" to avoid confusion with the current nation of the same name), a state formed from several former Spanish colonies. He was President of Gran Colombia from 1819 to 1830. Bolivar is credited with contributing decisively to the independence of the present-day countries of Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia and is revered as a national hero in them.

The Bolivar aristocratic bloodline derives from a small village in the Basque Country , called La Puebla de Bolivar, which is the origin of the surname. His father descended remotely from King Fernando III of Castile and Count Amedeo IV of Savoy, and came from the male line of the de Ardanza family.

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About the surname Bolibar/Bolivar, in Spanish

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Coats of arms of the Bolibars, in Spanish

Maternal ancestors of the Liberator (Palacios family), in Spanish


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