Francisco de Miranda, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Francisco de Miranda

Venezuelan revolutionary

Date of Birth: 28-Mar-1750

Place of Birth: Viceroyalty of New Granada

Date of Death: 14-Jul-1816

Profession: writer, politician, translator, soldier

Nationality: Spain, Venezuela

Zodiac Sign: Aries

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About Francisco de Miranda

  • Sebastián Francisco de Miranda y Rodríguez de Espinoza (March 28, 1750 – July 14, 1816), commonly known as Francisco de Miranda (Spanish pronunciation: [f?an'sisko ðe mi'?anda]), was a Venezuelan military leader and revolutionary.
  • Although his own plans for the independence of the Spanish American colonies failed, he is regarded as a forerunner of Simón Bolívar, who during the Spanish American wars of independence successfully liberated much of South America.
  • He was known as "The First Universal Venezuelan" and "The Great Universal American".
  • In the National Archive of Venezuela can be found the statute of the blood purity of the father of Francisco de Miranda (book nine).Miranda led a romantic and adventurous life in the general political and intellectual climate that emerged from the Age of Enlightenment that influenced all of the Atlantic Revolutions.
  • He participated in three major historical and political movements of his time: the American Revolutionary War, the French Revolution and the Spanish American wars of independence.
  • He described his experiences over this time in his journal, which reached to 63 bound volumes.
  • An idealist, he developed a visionary plan to liberate and unify all of Spanish America, but his own military initiatives on behalf of an independent Spanish America ended in 1812.
  • He was handed over to his enemies and four years later, died in a Spanish prison.

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