Atanasio Girardot

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Girardot and the second or maternal family name is Díaz.

Manuel Atanasio Girardot Díaz (May 2, 1791 – September 30, 1813) was a Colombian revolutionary leader who fought with Simón Bolívar in the Campaña Admirable and other battles. He died during the Battle of Bárbula, trying to plant the republican flag on Bárbula Hill.The Atanasio Girardot Sports Complex was named in tribute to him.