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Great Britain
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Belgrave Square (SW1)

Simón Bolívar

Simón José Antonio de la Santísima Trinidad Bolívar y Palacios Ponte y Blanco
Caracas 1783 - Santa Marta, Colombia 1830
military and political leader; played a key role in Latin America's struggle for independence from the Spanish Empire.
(Wikipedia)
Hugo Daini
1974

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Description

Bronze statue of Simón Bolívar in uniform presenting a speech. It stands on a stone plinth on a larger plinth, which serves as a bench during lunchtime. On the front of this lower plinth is the name BOLIVAR, on the sides are bronze reliefs of the coat of arms of Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Peru, and Panama.

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Inscription(s)

SIMON BOLIVAR

liberator of venezuela colombia
ecuador peru and panama.
founder of bolivia. born in
caracas, venezuela 24 july, 1783
he died in santa marta, colombia
17 december 1830.

erected in 1974 on behalf of
the countries of latin america
liberated and founded by simon
bolivar

"i am convinced that england
alone is capable of protecting
the world's precious rights as
she is great, glorious and wise"

simon bolivar

Signature

DAINI
CARACAS | venezuela | 1973

Annotation

Unveiled by James Callaghan, then Foreign Secretary, and the Venezuelan president Rafael Caldera. The statue of Bolívar in London is said to represent him as a maker of constitutions, in contrast to those in Madrid, Rome and Paris, which are equestrian.

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Location (N 51°29'57" - W 0°9'8")

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