Venezuela Timeline

Venezuela Timeline
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The Spanish conquistadors
Venezuela declares its independence from Spain and Simon Bolivar
Guzman Blanco rules Venezuela bringing the civil wars to an end
The Venezuelan democracy
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      The diverse civilizations of ancient Mesoamerica included the Olmecs, Toltecs, Aztecs, Incas and Mayans.  
         
    1498 Christopher Columbus landed in Venezuela  
         
    1535 The Spanish conquistadors start to colonize the area of Venezuela  
         
    1528 1528-1546 The King of Spain ( Charles I ) leased Venezuela to a German banking group to pay off his debts  
         
    1550 African slaves were shipped to Venezuela to work on various plantations  
         
    1700s Spain combined Venezuela with neighbouring territories into one large colony called the Viceroyalty of New Granada
The Viceroyalty of New Granada consisted of Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, and Panama
Venezuelan General Francisco Gabriel de Miranda (1750-1816) participated in major political events for over three decades
 
         
    1810 The king of Spain overthrown by Napoleon Bonaparte
The territories of the Viceroyalty of New Granada set up their own independent governments
 
         
    1811 5 July: Venezuela declares its independence from Spain  
         
    1812 Simon Bolivar and other revolutionary leaders fled abroad  
         
    1814 Spain sends troops to South America to quell the uprising of the colonists  
         
    1819 General Simon Bolivar defeats royalist forces in the Battle of Boyaca on August 7
Republic of Colombia (also known as Gran Colombia) is proclaimed on December 17, consisting of Colombia, Venezuela, and Ecuador
 
         
    1821 Spain recognizes Venezuela's independence after Simon Bolivar wins a major victory against Spanish troops at Carabobo
Simon Bolivar established Gran Colombia and becomes the first president
 
         
    1830 Ecuador and Venezuela leave Gran Colombia to became totally independent  
         
    1831 General Jose Antonio Paez becomes the first president of Venezuela  
         
    1800s Venezuela torn by civil war  
         
    1870 1870-1888 Guzman Blanco rules Venezuela bringing the civil wars to an end  
         
    1908 1908-1935 Gomez rules Venezuela with strong military backing  
         
    1950 Marcos Perez Jimenez becomes dictator  
         
    1958 Jimenez was forced into exile leading to the Venezuelan democracy  
         
    1999 Venezuela adopted its current constitution  
         
Venezuela Timeline

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