Meriwether Lewis

Soldier/Public Administrator Meriwether Lewis Full Name: Meriwether Lewis
Nationality: American

Profession: Soldier/Public Administrator
Why Famous: Known for his role as the leader of specially-established unit of the US Army called "Corps of Discovery" with William Clark.

Born: August 18, 1774
Star Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ivy, Virginia, USA

Died: October 11, 1809 (aged 35)
Cause of Death: Suicide

Historical Events in the Life of Meriwether Lewis

  • 1804-05-14 Meriwether Lewis & William Clark's expedition commissioned by Thomas Jefferson sets out from St Louis for Pacific Coast
  • 1809-10-11 Along the Natchez Trace in Tennessee, explorer Meriwether Lewis dies under mysterious circumstances at an inn called Grinder's Stand.

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