Charles Cornwallis

General and Colonial Administrator Charles Cornwallis

Profession: General and Colonial Administrator

Nationality:
England
English

Why Famous: One of the leading British generals in the American War of Independence, his surrender at Yorktown to a French and British force essentially ended major combat operations and paved the way for peace, and eventually independence for the United States.

He later became the Governor-General of India and the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.

Born: December 31, 1738
Birthplace: London, England, Great Britain
Star Sign: Capricorn

Died: October 5, 1805 (aged 66)
Cause of Death: Fever

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