Simon Bolivar was an excellent military commander, a firm man, an inspirational leader, and a political thinker. Above all he was a man of action. He promised to free Latin America from Spain and by power of his own character made that happen. This was how he attained the title, "The Liberator". His legacy is great and will always be great. Many places and people were named after him. Even an American Civil War general conceded his name into battle, Simon Bolivar Buckner.
Simon Bolivar was born in Caracas, Captaincy General of Venezuela, which is now Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. His birth name was Simón José Antonio de la Santísma Trinidad Bolívar y Palacios. He was born on July 24, 1783 and died on December 17, 1830 in Santa Marta, New Granada. Don Simon Rodriguez was Bolivar’s friend and adviser, and he established in him the ideas of liberty, enlightenment, and freedom. Don Simon also educated Bolivar about human rights, politics, history, and sociology. At the age of 14, Bolivar entered the military academy. While in military training he developed his eager love for armaments and military strategy, in which later on he would use in battle for independence. While Simon was in Paris, he saw the crowning of Napoleon, and from that moment he wished that he could imitate related successful glory for the citizens of his native land. Simon Bolivar returned to Venezuela in 1807. In 1813, Bolivar was given a military command