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Daniel Florencio O'Leary

'''Daniel Florence O'Leary''' (c. 1802-1854) was a military general and aide-de-camp under Simon Bolivar. He was born in Cork, Ireland; his father was Jeremiah O'Leary, a butter merchant. Unlike many of the Irish who fought for Bolivar in his many campaigns to win South American independence, O'Leary had not served in the Napoleonic Wars.

In 1827 he married Soledad Soublette, daughter of General Carlos Soublette, with whom he had nine children.

After Bolivar's death, O'Leary disobeyed orders to burn the general's personal documents. He spent much of the rest of his life organizing them, along with writing his own very extensive memoirs (spanning thirty-four volumes) of his time fighting in the wars of revolution with Bolivar. He died in Bogota, Colombia.

See also

Irish military diaspora

Irish regiments

External links

Short biography on O'Leary from the Society for Irish Latin American Studies

Biography from Journal 2001 of the historical society Ballingeary Cumann Staire

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