Bolívar and josé de san martín these two revolutionaries became iconic figures for the spanish american wars of independence bolívar was regarded throughout latin america as a hero and liberator he helped lead the states of venezuela, colombia ecuador, and bolivia to independence and was credited with. Simón bolívar: the liberator simon bolivar's background simón josé antonio de la santisima trinidad bolívar was born on july 24, 1783 in caracas, venezuela his wealthy parents, don juan vicente bolívar y ponte and doña maria de la concepción palacios y blanco, died while he was still a boy his father when. The two leading figures of the south american wars of independence were simon bolivar in the north and josé de san martín in the south their paths met in ecuador, where the modest and unselfish san martín came off second best while he is honoured in argentina as a national hero, in south america at large bolivar is. Here's a helpful link to get you started: jose de san martin | argentine revolutionary a little more reliable than wikipedia i will be happy to answer any specific questions not answered by the overview simply recounting who he was and what he d. 1778 – 17 august 1850), known simply as josé de san martín, was an argentine general and the prime leader of the southern part of south america's successful in the peninsular war between spain and france in 1808, san martin began as an aide to the spanish leadership by war's end he had attained the rank of. The south american soldier and statesman joséde san martín (1778-1850) played an important role in winning the independence of several south american countries from spain josé de san martín was born at yapeyú, a village on the northern frontier of argentina, where his father was an official of the spanish colonial.
Simón bolívar (1783-1830): simón bolívar, known as el libertador of much of south america, was born in 1783 in caracas to wealthy creole parents bolívar's san martín proposed to liberate peru by way of chile rather than upper peru and he was appointed commander of the army of the andes to lead the campaign in. Take in the story of how argentine soldier, statesman, and national hero josé de san martín helped lead the revolutions against spanish rule in south america. José de san martín was an enigmatic figure — a revolutionary and a conservative, a professional soldier and an intellectual, a taciturn man who nevertheless was able to inspire the peoples of south america to follow his armies and accept his battle strategies one of the great leaders in the wars for independence. In march 2002, robert (nd '63) and beverly o'grady presented the university libraries a collection of 45 letters of the great south american liberator josé de san born in 1778 to the household of a spanish colonial administrator in the argentine outpost of yapeyú, corrientes, josé francisco de san martín would reside.
José de san martín was an argentine-born general who moved to spain during his childhood he served in the spanish army from 1789 to 1811, fighting in the peninsular war in 1811, he returned to south america and participated in the spanish american wars of independence. José francisco de san martín y matorras (1778-1850) was an argentine general and the prime leader of the successful struggle for independence from spain of the southern nations of south america together with simón bolívar in the north, san martín is regarded as one of the liberators of spanish south america he is a.
José de san martín (1778–1850) was an enigmatic figure―a revolutionary and a conservative, a professional soldier and an intellectual, a taciturn man who nevertheless was able to inspire the peoples of south america to follow his armies and accept his battle strategies one of the great leaders in the wars for. José francisco de san martín matorras, also known as josé de san martín ( february 25, 1778 – august 17, 1850), was an argentine general and the prime leader of the southern part of south america's successful struggle for independence from spain born on february 25, 1778, in yapeyú, corrientes. After his retirement, san martín intended to live in cuyo, modern argentina the argentine theater of the spanish american wars of independence had ended, and by that point the conflict was restricted to northern south america however, the argentine civil wars had begun, between the unitarians, who wanted to organize.
José de san martín, one of the founding fathers of latin america, comparable in his military and political achievements with simón bolívar, and arguably incomparable as a model of disinterested leadership, is known to history as the hombre necesario of the american revolution there are those, it is true, who question the. José francisco de san martín (25 february 1778 – 17 august 1850), known simply as josé de san martín was an argentine general and the prime leader of the southern part of south america's successful struggle for independence from the spanish empire born in yapeyú, corrientes, in modern. José de san martín was born in yapeyú on february 25, 1778 san martín started his military career in spain but is best known for his role in the liberation of south american countries from spain first, he offered his help to argentina and they accepted he resigned from the spanish army and arrived in. José de san martín, (born february 25, 1778, yapeyú, viceroyalty of río de la plata [now in argentina]—died august 17, 1850, boulogne-sur-mer, france), argentine soldier, statesman, and he therefore quietly prepared the masterstroke that was his supreme contribution to the liberation of southern south america first.
The battle of maipú in 1817 is an extremely significant in south american history, for it was one of the most important battles of the latin american struggle for independence general jose de san martín, the hero of maipú, believed that war outside of argentina's borders would secure argentina's stability he also believed. As is typical of revolutions before history is rewritten to present all the natives as patriots, what followed in south america was as much civil war as an effort to forces under the generalship of jose de san martin, a 20-year veteran of service to the crown, and bernardo o'higgins, son of an irishman who had become.
One key moment in latin america's history was its independence movement in the early 19th century, external factors created a situation ripe for independence in spanish america however, several personalities played critical roles in initiating the movement, including simón bolívar, josé de san martín. It is only a slight exaggeration to say that josé de san martín has become the forgotten man of south american independence in recent years the this has overshadowed the other great military leader of the fratricidal wars by which spain's hegemony over the american continent was broken yet san. García márquez' novel, meanwhile, provides a wonderfully accessible account of simon bolívar's last months he was eight years old when josé de san martín ( the 'co-libertador' of hispanic south america) was born he was later in active correspondence with the then reformist president of peru, ramon.
Latin americans admire military and political leader simon bolivar as the great liberator, a founder and hero akin to george washington in the united and so , bolivar was very much on my mind as i grew up, as was the argentine independence leader jose de san martin, and the whole business of. (jose francisco de san martin matorras) 1778–1850 jose san martin, along with simon bolivar are the fathers of south american independence in the early 19th century, bolivar rose as than a war of liberation san martin was born to an aristocratic family in argentina, but was sent to spain to complete his education. José francisco de san martín y matorras (25 february 1778 – 17 august 1850), known simply as josé de san martín or el libertador of argentina, chile and peru, was an argentine general and the prime leader of the southern part of south america's successful struggle for independence from the. Jose francisco de san martin was a general and patriot who led the wars of independence from spain for argentina, chile, and peru san martín was one of the leaders of the lautaro lodge, a secretive, mason-like group dedicated to complete liberty for all of latin america the lautaro lodge members.