Simon Bolivar(Lect5)

Simon Bolivar(Lect5) - & Introduction to Latin...

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Unformatted text preview: & Introduction to Latin American Literature Simn Bolvar (1783-1830) El Libertador  Simn Bolvar (1783-1830) El Libertador   Question 1: Who is Sim n Bolvar ? Along with Fidel Castro and Che Guevara, Simn Bolvar is the most widely known political leader from Latin America. Like Castro & Guevara, Bolvar is a revolutionary hero. A creole elite (as is Castro) he fought and overthrew the Spanish monarchy in South America in the 19th Century. (Castro fought and overthrew the Batista dictatorship in 1959). Bolvars victories over the Spanish Crown gave independence to the modern-day countries of Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Panama, and Bolivia (which bears his name). Simn Bolvar (1783-1830) El Libertador   Question 1: Who is Sim n Bolvar ? Simn Bolvar formed part of a very intense period of world history, particularly regarding Europe and the Americas. He was one of the agents that shattered the world order of the day. Check out what was going on in the world during his lifetime: Simn Bolvar (1783-1830) El Libertador   Timeline of key world events & people: 1776: American Revolution. George Washington et al. create modern-day USA. 1776: Spanish create the Viceroyality of Ro de la Plata (Argentina). 1780-83: Tupac Amaru IIs rebellion in modern-day Peru and Ecuador. 1789-99: French Revolution and Napoleon. 1791: Haitian Slave Revolution and Toussaint LOuverture. Simn Bolvar (1783-1830) El Libertador   Timeline of key world events & people: 1799: Napoleonic Wars in Europe begin.1799: Napoleonic Wars in Europe begin....
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