Simon Bolivar - Duke Street, London, UK
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N 51° 30.967 W 000° 09.147
30U E 697568 N 5711066
Quick Description: This blue plaque is on the wall of a building on the west side of Duke Street. It advises that Simon Bolivar lodged here.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 11/20/2011 3:27:12 AM
Waymark Code: WMD531
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Touchstone
Views: 1

Long Description:
The blue plaque is mounted on a brick wall and is in excellent condition. It reads:
On the edge:
"English Heritage"
In the centre:
"Simon / Bolivar / 1783 - 1830 / Liberator of / Latin America / lodged here in / 1810".

The blue plaque is to the left of a door and to the right is another plaque, made from stone, that reads:
"Simon Bolivar / El Libertador / The great Latin American / Statesman and Patriot / who liberated / Bolivia Colombia / Ecuador Panama / Peru & Venezuela / stayed in this house in / 1810".


Simón José Antonio de la Santísima Trinidad Bolívar y Palacios Ponte y Blanco, commonly known as Simón Bolívar July 24, 1783, Caracas, Venezuela – December 17, 1830, Santa Marta, Colombia) was a Venezuelan military and political leader. Together with José de San Martín, he played a key role in Hispanic-Spanish America's successful struggle for independence from the Spanish Empire, and is today considered one of the most influential politicians in Latin American history.

Following the triumph over the Spanish Monarchy, Bolívar participated in the foundation of the first union of independent nations in Hispanic-America, a republic, which was named Gran Colombia, and of which he was president from 1819 to 1830. Bolívar remains regarded in Hispanic-America as a hero, visionary, revolutionary, and liberator. During his lifetime, he led Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, and Bolivia to independence, and helped lay the foundations for democratic ideology in much of Latin America.

Text source: (visit link)
Blue Plaque managing agency: English Heritage

Individual Recognized: Simon Bolivar

Physical Address:
4 Duke Street
London, United Kingdom

Web Address: [Web Link]

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