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Antonio José de Sucre

Antonio José de Sucre (1795-1830) was a South American independence leader, one of Simón Bolívar's closest friends.

Antonio José de Sucre was born in Cumaná, Venezuela, then part of the Spanish colony of Nueva Granada.

In 1830 he was assasinated in Ecuador.

The city of Sucre in Bolivia was named after him, as well as the Sucre (currency) of Ecuador.

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