Bust of Simón Bolívar at Lake Eola

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Title

Bust of Simón Bolívar at Lake Eola

Alternative Title

Bust of Simón Bolívar

Subject

Orlando (Fla.)
Bolívar, Simón, 1783-1830
Monuments--Florida
Busts--United States

Description

The Bust of Simón Bolívar at Lake Eola in Downtown Orlando, Florida, in 2013. This life-sized, 150-pound bronze bust is set on a polished stone plinth and was erected in March 1996. The monument was donated to the City of Orlando by Rafael Antonio Caldera Rodríguez, the president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela from 1969 to 1974 and again from 1994 to 1999. The monument honors Simón José Antonio de la Santísima Trinidad Bolívar y Palacios Ponte y Blanco, the founder of Bolivia and the liberator of Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, and Peru. The Bust of Simón Bolívar was the first in a series of sculptures of international heroes that lines International Plaza and Bridge.

Bolívar, considered one of the most influential politicians in the history of the Americas, was a major player in Latin America's struggle for independence from the Spanish Empire during the early 19th century. Bolívar was also fundamental in the foundation of Gran Colombia, the first union of independent Hispanic nations, and led as its president from 1819 to 1830.

Creator

Dunn, Robin

Source

Original digital color image by Robin Dunn, September 21, 2013.

Date Created

2013-09-21

Contributor

Dunn, Robin

Is Part Of

Central Florida Monuments Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

3.95 MB

Medium

1 color digital image

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Bust of Simón Bolívar, Lake Eola Park, Downtown Orlando, Florida
Caracas, Metropolitan Region of Caracas, Venezuela

Accrual Method

Item Creation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher
Geography Teacher
Humanities Teacher
Visual Arts Teacher

Provenance

Originally created and owned by Robin Dunn.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Robin Dunn and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Dr. Anne Lindsay's Public History: Principles and Techniques Undergraduate Class

Curator

Dunn, Robin
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

Spear, Kevin. "South American Hero Memorialized At Lake Eola." The Orlando Sentinel, March 18, 1996. http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1996-03-18/news/9603170537_1_lake-eola-park-bolivar-lake-water.
Bolívar, Simón, and Laurent Tranier. Simon Bolivar. [Toulouse]: Toute latitude éditions, 2008.

Transcript

SIMON BOLIVAR WAS BORN IN CARACAS, VENEZUELA, ON JULY 24, 1783 AND DIED IN SANTA MARTA, COLOMBIA, ON DECEMBER 17, 1830.

LIBERATOR OF VENEZUELA, COLOMBIA, ECUADOR, PANAMA, PERU, AND FOUNDER OF BOLIVIA.

"WITHOUT EQUALITY, ALL FREEDOMS AND ALL RIGHTS WILL PERISH."
SIMON BOLIVAR

DONATED BY DR. RAFAEL CALDERA,
PRESIDENT OF
THE REPUBLIC OF VENEZUELA
TO THE CITY OF ORLANDO.
MARCH 1996.

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