Simón Bolívar - Boston, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 42° 20.974 W 071° 04.644
19T E 328895 N 4690679
Quick Description: A bronze bust of Simón Bolívar, the leader of the liberation of Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, and Panama, is located on the second floor of the McKim Building of the Boston Public Library at 700 Boylston St., Boston, MA.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 12/11/2019 9:08:30 AM
Waymark Code: WM11RNC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
Views: 3

Long Description:

A life-size, bronze bust of Simón Bolívar rest on top of a 4' high circular marble pedestal. Bolívar is wearing a dress military uniform with a upturned collar and epaulets and a medallion around his neck.

A metal plaque on the bronze plinth is inscribed:

SIMON BOLIVAR
1783-1830
LIBERATOR OF VENEZUELA, COLOMBIA, ECUADOR,
PERU, BOLIVIA, & PANAMA
GIFT OF THE GOVERNMENT OF VENEZUELA ON THE OCCASION
OF THE BICENTENNIAL OF HIS BIRTH
JULY 24, 1983

Simón José Antonio de la Santísima Trinidad Bolívar y Palacios Ponte y Blanco was born in Caracas, Venezuela on July 24, 1783. His parents died when he was young and his education was entrusted to several notable teaches, the most influential of which was Don Simón Rodriguez who instilled and he instilled in the young Bolívar the ideals of liberty, enlightenment, and freedom. At the age of 14 he entered the military academy of the Milicias de Veraguas.

On April 19, 1810, the Supreme Junta of Caracas was established, the colonial administrators deposed and Venezuela achieved de facto independence. Bolívar was named to a delegation sent by the Junta to solicit recognition and aid from Great Britain. In 1812, they persuaded Francisco de Miranda to return to Venezuela to conduct a civil war against Spanish rule. Bolívar was promoted to colonel and made commandant of Puerto Cabello.

He was given a military command in Tunja, New Granada (now Colombia). On May 24, 1813 he entered the city of Mérida where he was proclaimed as El Libertador (The Liberator). Thus began the Admirable Campaign that resulted in victory over Spain and the reestablishment of the Republic of Venezuela. Bolívar then turned his attention to gaining independence for New Granada and later consolidate the independence of Venezuela. The campaign for the independence was successful following the victory at the Battle of Boyacá on August 7, 1819.

During his life Bolívar was instrumental in achieving independence for Venezuela, Colombia, Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru. He died of tuberculosis, in Santa Marta, Colombia, on December 17, 1830 at age 47.

Name of the revolution that the waymark is related to:
The Revolutions Against Spanish rule in the Viceroyalty of New Granada and later Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru. .


Adress of the monument:
Boston Public Library
700 Boylston St., Boston, MA.
Boston, MA United States


What was the role of this site in revolution?:
Leader of the revolution against Spanish rule on Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, and Panama.


Link that comprove that role: [Web Link]

When was this memorial placed?: 7/24/1983

Who placed this monument?: Gift of the Government of Venezuela

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