Simon Bolivar


Simon Bolivar Statue in Central Park

 

Simon Bolivar (1783-1830), born in Venezuela and one of South America's greatest generals, was called El Liberator because his victories over Spaniards won independence for Bolivia (named after him), Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela.

Location

Artists' Gate entrance to the Park at 59th Street and Avenue of the Americas.

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Details

Sculptor: Sally James Farnham (1869 -1943)
Date: April 1921
Material: Bronze on polished granite pedestal
Donor: Venezuelan government