Simon Bolivar is Considered As The Founder of Colombia. He became the first President of Colombia, and Francisco de Paula Santander was made Vice President. However, the new republic was unstable and three countries emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830.
(New Granada, Ecuador, and Venezuela). On December 17, 1830. Simon Bolivar died in Santa Marta, Colombia, after a battle with tuberculosis. Simon Bolivar’s legacy can be seen by people in South America. There are names, school, and even towns are named after him. This show what a true Hispanic leader he was.