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National Heroes of Venezuela

National heroes of each and every nation are accorded the greatest respect because of their selfless sacrifice and dedication to the freedom of the country. Likewise, the national heroes of Venezuela occupy a position of admiration and state honor all around the country and even in the world for their pioneering efforts and service to the nation in times of need. The national heroes of Venezuela have made cutting edge contributions to the progress of the nation.

So, here's providing you some information on the famous National Heroes of Venezuela:

•  Sebastián Francisco de Miranda y Rodríguez ----Francisco de Miranda was born in 28th March 1750 and is regarded as the fore runner of the Venezuelan revolution. Born in a well-off family, his early life was spent in Carcass amidst great comfort as his father was a rich and popular merchant of Canary Islands of Spain. Many historians believe that he was very romantic and led an adventurous life and had an idealist outlook towards life. His vision of liberating and unifying Spanish American made him travel far and wide to garner support for the freedom struggle. He also took active part in various revolutionary wars and with the British aid and assistance; he vehemently made an attempt to invade Venezuela in 1806. He was credited with the unfurling of the first tricolor Venezuelan national flag in the historic city of Coro. Together with Simon Bolivar, Francisco de Miranda achieved independence for Venezuela on April 19 th in 1810. He later returned to his native land, Spain and died in July 14 th 1916.

•  Simon Bolivar--- Nicknamed as ‘El Liberator', Simon Bolivar is also known as Simón José Antonio de la Santísima Trinidad Bolívar y Palacios and was born on July 24, 1783 in Caracas, Venezuela. Simon Bolivar belonged to an aristocratic family with their roots in the Basque Country settled during the 16 th century. Evidences suggest that his father was the descendant of King Fernando III of Castile and Count Amedeo IV of Savoy. His early life was believed to be spent in great comfort thanks to the great wealth shared by his family. Due to his significant political, social and economic contributions, on August 6, 1825, the Republic of Bolivia was created by the Congress of Upper Peru. His visionary thoughts have been widely admired world over and have made him a political legacy of South America. He died on 17 th December 1830 in Santa Marta, Columbia.

•  José Antonio Páez--- Born in June 13th 1790, he was the General in Chief of the army during the Venezuelan War of Independence, and later became the President of Venezuela of independent Gran Colombia. It was his meeting with Simon Bolivar that turned the course of his life and inspired him to take active part in the ongoing struggle for freedom. During his lifetime, he fought many battles. However, his winning stride received best appreciation during the ‘Battle of Las Queseras del Medio' for his unique military craftsmanship.

Thus, these popular national heroes of Venezuela have played an important role in redefining the lives of Venezuelans and in guiding them to a glorious victory of independence from the clutches of foreign rule.

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