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Simón Bolívar (1783 – 1830) was a Venezuelan political leader who contributed greatly in the nation's independence. He is a playable hero character in the campaign of Age of Empires III and random map games in Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition, and a revolutionary leader in The WarChiefs.


Simon Bolivar was born in Caracas, a Spanish town on the Caribbean in present-day Venezuela. He led soldiers and settlers in their revolt against Spain. He was called "the Liberator," and was responsible for leading the present-day nations of Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Peru, and Venezuela to freedom from Spain. In 1821 he was named president of Gran Colombia, but the fractious nations splintered apart, despite Bolivar's rash efforts to keep them together by declaring himself dictator in 1828. After a failed assassination attempt, and no real improvement in the stability of his rule, Bolivar resigned his presidency and died of tuberculosis in 1830.
—In-game history section

Bolivar is taking part in the War of Peruvian Independence when he comes across Amelia Black and her party. He agrees to help her find Pierre Beaumont, the man who betrayed her, but only in return for her aid in liberating several villages and helping to storm the Spanish fortress. When she accomplishes her objective in doing all of these tasks, Bolivar sends Strelets to help her navigate the Andes Mountains.

In-game unit[]

Hero of the revolutions against the Spanish in South America.
—In-game description


Simón Bolívar appears in Bolivar's Revolt as Bolivar, aided by Amelia Black in the battle against the Spanish in Peru. He fights with a sword and a pistol, and is the only hero in the campaign with damage multipliers on his attacks (melee and siege).

Like other heroes, Bolivar has many hit points, but if he falls, he will collapse instead of dying and need to regenerate enough hit points to be rescued by allies. He can collect treasures, but unlike Explorers, cannot build Trading Posts and Town Centers, and has no special abilities.

Random map[]

In the Definitive Edition, Bolivar is also featured in random map games, available upon revolting into Peru or being shipped from the Home City with the "National Hero" Home City Card for Gran Colombia. Compared to his campaign version, the random map version of Bolivar is more powerful and possesses additional special abilities, in addition to being able to receive Home City shipments.

Special ability[]

  • Eye of the Assassin: Bolivar fires a single shot that does 5000 damage (500 against Spies and Ninja to the target infantry or cavalry.
  • Heavy Strike: Bolivar lands a powerful blow that does that does 5000 damage (500 against Spies and Ninja to the target infantry or cavalry.

Revolutionary leader[]

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In The WarChiefs, Simón Bolívar also appears as the revolutionary leader of Peru, which is available for Germans and Russians. Choosing him to revolt increases the hit points of all units by 5%.