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  • Mérida, Venezuela
    Monday May 24, 1813

    Simón Bolívar

    Bolívar entered Mérida

    Mérida, Venezuela
    Monday May 24, 1813

    This was the beginning of the Admirable Campaign. On 24 May, Bolívar entered Mérida, where he was proclaimed El Libertador ("The Liberator").




  • Venezuela
    Tuesday Jun 15, 1813

    Simón Bolívar

    Decree of War to the Death

    Venezuela
    Tuesday Jun 15, 1813

    This was followed by the occupation of Trujillo on 9 June. Six days later, and as a result of Spanish massacres on independence supporters, Bolívar dictated his famous "Decree of War to the Death", allowing the killing of any Spaniard not actively supporting independence.




  • Caracas, Venezuela
    Friday Aug 6, 1813

    Simón Bolívar

    Caracas was retaken

    Caracas, Venezuela
    Friday Aug 6, 1813

    Caracas was retaken on 6 August 1813, and Bolívar was ratified as El Libertador, establishing the Second Republic of Venezuela. The following year, because of the rebellion of José Tomás Boves and the fall of the republic, Bolívar returned to New Granada, where he commanded a force for the United Provinces.




  • Dresden, Kingdom of Saxony (Present Day Germany)
    Thursday Aug 26, 1813

    Napoleon

    Battle of Dresden

    Dresden, Kingdom of Saxony (Present Day Germany)
    Thursday Aug 26, 1813

    There was a lull in fighting over the winter of 1812–13 while both the Russians and the French rebuilt their forces; Napoleon was able to field 350,000 troops. Heartened by France's loss in Russia, Prussia joined with Austria, Sweden, Russia, Great Britain, Spain, and Portugal in a new coalition. Napoleon assumed command in Germany and inflicted a series of defeats on the Coalition (Austria, Russia and Prussia) culminating in the Battle of Dresden in August 1813.




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