Liberator of Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Panam?.
Born: Caracas, Venezuela
July 24, 1783
Died: Santa Marta, Colombia
December 17, 1830
"I prefer the title of Citizen to that of Liberator, because while the latter has its origin in War, the former has been created by the law of the Land."
Sim?n Bol?var, October 3, 1821
"...Liberator...a name given by both the Old World and the New, to the man whose influence is equaled only by his abnegation and in whose heart is a boundless love of liberty and all-powerful, unreserved devotion to the Republic."
Lafayette, in a letter to Sim?n Bol?var, dated September 1, 1825.
On May 4, 1991, this statue of Sim?n Bol?var, by the Venezuelan sculptor Silvestre Chac?n, was donated to the city of Tulas by Petr?leos de Venezuela, S.A., in accordance with the recommendation of the Venezuelan Consulate in Houston, Texas.