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Simon Bolivar

Simon Bolivar (1783-1830), born in Venezuela and one of South America’s greatest generals, was called El Liberator because his victories over Spaniards won independence for Bolivia (named after him), Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela.

The sculpture, which stands 15 feet tall on a 16 foot pedestal, depicts him sitting resolutely on his horse. The bronze coats-of-arms on the pedestal represent the aforementioned countries for which he helped win independence.

This work is one of a trio of bronze equestrian sculptures representing Latin-American leaders.
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