Simon Bolivar, the Liberator


South American revolutionary leader Simon Bolivar, known as The Liberator. Hulton Archive / Getty Images

Born in 1783, Simon Bolivar grew to become known as the George Washington of South America. But how did this happen? Listen in and learn how Simon Bolivar left a life of luxury to pursue liberation from Spain in this podcast.

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Topics in this Podcast: biographies, Hispanic and Latino history, Latin American history, warfare, 19th century, 18th century, south america