Horatio Gates

Military Leader Horatio Gates Full Name: Horatio Gates
Nationality:

American
British

Profession: Military Leader
Why Famous: Originally a British soldier who fought in the War of the Austrian Succession, George Washington recommended Gates become the Adjutant General of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War.

In this he proved highly controversial, particularly for his defeat at Camden, which destroyed his military reputation. While he claimed credit for the victory at Saratoga in 1777, this remains a question of historical and contemporary controversy, and his involvement in the Conway Cabal, which aimed to remove Washington as commander-in-chief, was also highly controversial.

Born: July 26, 1727
Star Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Maldon, Essex, England

Died: April 10, 1806 (aged 78)

Historical Events in the Life of Horatio Gates

  • 1775-07-10 Horatio Gates issues order excluding blacks from Continental Army

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