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My name isSimón José Antonio de la Santísima Trinidad Bolívar y Palacios, better known historically as Simón Bolívar, even though my admirers prefer to name me also because of my title of Liberator, obtained after fighting more than twenty years for the independence of the South American countries and the conformation of Gran Colombia.

I was born on July 24, 1783, in the city of Caracas, Venezuela, even though some theses mention the possibility that my birth actually took place at my parents' farm in San Mateo, a town located a few hours from the capital. In this way, I became the third child of the spouses Juan Vicente Bolívar and Ponte-Andrade and María de la Concepción Palacios y Blanco . However, fate wanted me to remain an orphan at a very young age, at which time I passed under the custody of my uncle Carlos Palacios y Blanco.

In 1807, I returned to Venezuela, from which time I became involved in the independence conspiracies, which sought to liberate my homeland from the Spanish yoke. Thus, I was present as part of the independence youth on April 19, 1810 , when in a sovereign act the people of Caracas succeeded in removing Vicente Empara. As a result of this, I was chosen as part of a diplomatic delegation, sent to London, in order to ask the Kingdom of Great Britain for its support, something that we did not achieve at first.

After seven months of travel, finally the liberator Simón Bolívar arrived in the city of Santa Marta. However, he still did not have a passport to leave the country, and was - according to historical records - in a serious state of health. After writing his Last Proclamation, on December 17, 1830, just 47 years old, Simón Bolívar died, going down in history as one of the most important leaders in America.

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