Simon Bolivar and the Spanish Revolutions

What role did Simon Bolivar play in the history of Latin America's independence from Spain?

Simon Bolivar lived a short but comprehensive life. History records his extraordinary versatility. He was a revolutionary who freed six countries, an intellectual who argued the problems of national liberation, a general who fought a war of unremitting violence. He inspired extremes of devotion and detestation.

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Simon Bolivar and the Spanish Revolutions