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Daniel Florencio O'Leary Burke, General

Also Known As: "Native: Dónall Fínín Ó Laoghaire"
Birthdate: (53)
Birthplace: Cork, Ireland
Death: February 24, 1854 (53)
Santa Fe, Bogotá, Bogota, Colombia
Immediate Family:

Son of Jeremiah O´Leary and Catherine Burke
Husband of Soledad Soublette y Xerez de Aristiguieta
Father of Soledad O'Leary Soublette; Ana O'Leary Soublette; Carolina O'Leary Soublette; Simón Bolívar O'Leary Soublette; Carlos O´Leary Soublette and 3 others
Brother of Jermias O'Leary Burke

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About Daniel Florencio O'Leary Burke, General

Daniel Florence O'Leary

South American brigadier general

Son of Jeremiah O'Leary a butter merchant and Catherine Burke, born in Cork embarks in 1817 to go to America in order to join the independence struggle

Unlike many of the Irish who fought for Simon Bolívar in his many campaigns to win South American independence, O'Leary had not served in the Napoleonic Wars.

In 1827 he married Soledad Soublette, the younger sister of General Carlos Soublette, with whom he had nine children.

After Bolívar's death in 1830, O'Leary disobeyed orders to burn the general's personal documents. He spent much of the rest of his life organizing them, along with writing his own very extensive memoirs (spanning thirty-four volumes) of his time fighting in the revolutionary wars with Bolívar. He died in Bogotá, Colombia. He is buried in the National Pantheon of Venezuela.

A bust and plaque honouring O'Leary were presented by the Venezuelan Government to the people of Cork and unveiled on 12 May 2010 by the Venezuelan Ambassador to Ireland, Dr. Samuel Moncada.

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Daniel Florencio O'Leary Burke, General's Timeline

February 28, 1800
Cork, Ireland
October 15, 1828
Age 28
January 18, 1841
Age 40
August 22, 1842
Age 42
Bogotá, Bogota, Colombia
February 24, 1854
Age 53
Bogotá, Bogota, Colombia