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Bolivar, Simon

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishBolivar, SimonSimon BolivarBol‧i‧var, Simon /ˈbɒləvɑː $ ˈbəʊləvɑːr/  (1783–1830) also known as the Liberator; a soldier and political leader who, at the time when many parts of South America were ruled by Spain, fought against the Spanish army and won independence for Venezuela, Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, and Ecuador. He is greatly respected in South America, and the country Bolivia is named after him.
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