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SIMON BOLIVAR HIS LIFETIME AND AFTERWARDS In studying Simon Bolivar it is found that he changed the history of the world by organizing and achieving the independence for much of Latin America and northern South America from Spanish rule during the late 1700s to the early 1800s both during his life time and afterwards Thus he would be freeing them from relative isolation and ancient ways While The Armies of Sam Martian fought to liberate the southern part of South America Simon was involved in the northern part of South America He was a revolutionary radical soldier statesman writer diplomat and an educator He fought for independence and the organization of a new South American republic Although he spent most of his early life in Europe he never forgot the oppression in his homeland He waged over 200 battles against Spanish imperialism giving him the title The Liberator He met with revolutionary leaders and supplied armies and guns to assist in the revolutions of Latin American He searched and found support for their cause both politically and financially In the nineteenth century the Spaniards conquered Latin America in the name of gold glory and the gospel They erected a stupendous system of colonial despotism Gale p82 On July 24 1783 in Caracas Venezuela Simon Bolivar was born in the times of Latin American oppression His family was of the Creole landowning elite He lost both his parents at a young age and fostered under his uncle His uncle managed his vast inheritance until he came of age Gale 83 Simon Rodriguez who instructed him in the ways of the English enlightenment educated him Through the teachings of Locke Hobbes and Rousseau and the French revolution Simon started his quest of being a revolutionary leader He was a very educated individual who traveled and studied current affairs and public opinion He learned of the political advancement of the government in Europe and
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