Antonio José de Sucre (1795-1830). A young aristocratic Venezuelan "criollo", from a very young age joined the war against the Spaniards. He became famous for his military genius, particularly displayed in the battle of Ayacucho (Perú, 1824). He was assasinated in 1830, and the news badly aggravated Bolívar's health. Writing to Santander, Bolívar had said "I am the man of the difficulties, you are the man of the laws, and Sucre is the man of the war".