Stephen F. Austin

Founder of Texas Stephen F. Austin Full Name: Stephen F. Austin
Nationality: American

Profession: Founder of Texas
Why Famous: Founded and helped colonize the US state of Texas

Born: November 3, 1793
Star Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Austinville, Virginia, USA

Died: December 27, 1836 (aged 43)
Cause of Death: Pneumonia

Historical Events in the Life of Stephen F. Austin

  • 1821-01-17 Mexico permits Moses Austin & 300 US families to settle in Texas, after his death leaves to son Stephen
  • 1823-01-03 Stephen F. Austin receives a grant of land in Texas from the government of Mexico.
  • 1834-01-03 The government of Mexico imprisons Stephen F. Austin in Mexico City.

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