Many artists have created their likeness of the biblical hero, one of the main symbols of Florence. Read here about the David's that came before and after Michelangelo's. The Philistine army was fighting the Israelis.
Why are there so many statues of Simon Bolivar? I find that fact surprising and intriguing. Perhaps knowing a bit about Simon Bolivar The Liberator will help us understand who is this guy that is so famous there are statues of him in Washington D.
Who is this Simon Bolivar anyway?
If you know any Latin people, they most certainly know who Simon Bolivar is because they were taught about him from day one at school. Simon Bolivar is pretty much the national hero for several countries in Latin America, he is for Latin people, as George Washington or Abraham Lincoln is for Americans.
Son of a wealthy creole People with Spanish parents but born in the Americas family, Bolivar had a happy childhood, going to school in his native Caracas.
At age 15 he was sent to MadridSpain to continue his studies.
Simon Bolivar marries Maria Teresa del Toro. He then swears never to be married again. Revolutionary mind He went back to Europe where he continued studying and being exposed to the ideas of the Enlightenment. In he makes a vow in Rome to free his country. In he returns to Venezuela to manage some family business while joining the revolutionary cause.
It is said that it was actually Francisco de Mirandaanother Venezuelan General, who initially instilled the idea of a free Venezuela in Simon Bolivar. Miranda had had his own go at the liberating cause, but with no success. Spanish Empire Map by Transamundo. Two sides form, the Realistas who wanted to be ruled by the King of Spain and the Patriotas who aimed at independence.
During this period several countries in Latin America started declaring their independence, though making it effective was a different matter altogether.
Simon Bolivar starts his military campaigns After a series of failed battles, Bolivar begun thinking about how to accomplish independence in a permanent way. He came to the conclusion that trying to defeat realist and Spanish army forces and preventing them from attempting a reconquista re-conquest was not enough.
The isolated and uncoordinated attempts at independence from different regional leaders needed to be united under a single leader and a new, big, strong, solid and powerful country would need to emerge in order to defy any pretense of imperial control. Map of La Gran Colombia. By the Spanish troops in the American continent had been diminished.
Santander had recruited peasants from the grasslands of the east part of Colombia, as soldiers and between him and Bolivar created an army of guerrillas. Painting by Ricardo Acevedo Bernal.
They also had some help from the British Legions who sent troops to their aid, battling against the Spanish. Pablo Morillothe General in charge of the Spanish troops knew about the British troops and decided to face them and the patriots on their way to Venezuela.
However Bolivar and Santander played one of their most famous feats, the Paso de los Andes, going through the Andes mountainsa deed deemed impossible at the time. Museo Nacional de Colombia. The first victory of the campaign. Now when you think about the liberation of this five nations, you need to realize that it is a series of battles that were executed in a systematic way, driving the Spanish army away, little by little.Welcome to the David Sharp Studio.
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