Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
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.
Juan Jaén Díaz
Triangular bronze monument with on the three sides reliefs depicting scenes from Simón Bolívar's life:
The maternal ancestors of Simón Bolívar as well as those of his wife María Teresa (see the Bolívar's bust in Teror) and his teacher Simón Rodríguez came from the Canary Islands.
- simon bolivar 1783-1830: Simón Bolívar.
- con su esposa maria teresa: Simón Bolívar and his wife María Teresa Rodríguez del Toro y Alayza (Madrid 1781 - Caracas 1803) , they married in Madrid 26 May 1802, and she died 22 January 1803 shortly after their arrival in Caracas (Wikipedia).
- con su maestro simon rodriguez: Simón Bolívar and his teacher Simón Rodríguez (Caracas, Venezuela, 1769 - Amotape, Perú 1854), known during his exile from Spanish America as Samuel Robinson, Venezuelan philosopher and educator (Wikipedia).
J Jaen Diaz and J Jaen (each relief is signed slightly different)
- Juan Jaén Díaz (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 1909 - Caracas, Venezuela 2008),
Spanish-Canarian sculptor from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, lived since the 1950s in Brazil and Venezuela
Sources & Information
Location (N 28°7'34" - W 15°25'42")
Item Code: esca166; Photograph: 7 January 2015
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