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  • Venezuela
    Wednesday Jan 13, 1830

    Simón Bolívar

    Venezuela was proclaimed independent

    Venezuela
    Wednesday Jan 13, 1830

    After the facts, Bolivar continued to govern in a rarefied environment, cornered by fractional disputes. Uprisings occurred in New Granada, Venezuela, and Ecuador during the following two years. The separatists accused him of betraying republican principles and of wanting to establish a permanent dictatorship. Gran Colombia declared war against Peru when president General La Mar invaded Guayaquil. He was later defeated by Marshall Antonio José de Sucre in the Battle of the Portete de Tarqui, 27 February 1829. Sucre was killed on 4 June 1830. General Juan José Flores wanted to separate the southern departments (Quito, Guayaquil, and Azuay), known as the District of Ecuador, from Gran Colombia to form an independent country and become its first President. Venezuela was proclaimed independent on 13 January 1830 and José Antonio Páez maintained the presidency of that country, banishing Bolivar.




  • Gran Colombia
    Wednesday Jan 20, 1830

    Simón Bolívar

    Dream fell apart

    Gran Colombia
    Wednesday Jan 20, 1830

    On 20 January 1830, as his dream fell apart, Bolívar delivered his final address to the nation, announcing that he would be stepping down from the presidency of Gran Colombia. In his speech, a distraught Bolívar urged the people to maintain the union and to be wary of the intentions of those who advocated for separation.




  • Gran Colombia
    Tuesday Apr 27, 1830

    Simón Bolívar

    Bolívar finally resigned the presidency

    Gran Colombia
    Tuesday Apr 27, 1830

    Bolívar finally resigned the presidency on 27 April 1830, intending to leave the country for exile in Europe. He had already sent several crates containing his belongings and writings ahead of him to Europe, but he died before setting sail from Cartagena.




  • Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom
    Saturday Jun 26, 1830

    Buckingham Palace

    Death of George IV

    Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom
    Saturday Jun 26, 1830

    On the death of George IV in 1830, his younger brother King William IV hired Edward Blore to finish the work.




  • Varel, Duchy of Oldenburg (Present Day Varel, Germany)
    Friday Aug 20, 1830

    Lothar Meyer

    Birth

    Varel, Duchy of Oldenburg (Present Day Varel, Germany)
    Friday Aug 20, 1830

    Lothar Meyer was born in Varel, Germany (then part of the Duchy of Oldenburg). He was the son of Friedrich August Meyer, a physician, and Anna Biermann.




  • Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino in Santa Marta, Gran Colombia (now Colombia)
    Friday Dec 17, 1830

    Simón Bolívar

    Death

    Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino in Santa Marta, Gran Colombia (now Colombia)
    Friday Dec 17, 1830

    On 17 December 1830, at the age of 47, Simón Bolívar died of tuberculosis in the Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino in Santa Marta, Gran Colombia (now Colombia).




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