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Paul Revere

American Patriot Paul Revere

Profession: American Patriot

United States of America

Biography: Famous for alerting the Colonial militia to the approach of British forces before the battles of Lexington and Concord, as dramatized in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem, "Paul Revere's Ride."

Born: January 1, 1735
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Star Sign: Capricorn

Died: May 10, 1818 (aged 83)

Married Life

  • 1757-08-04 American revolution patriot Paul Revere (22) weds Sarah Orne in Bridgewater, Massachusetts
  • 1773-10-10 American revolution patriot Paul Revere (38) weds Rachel Walker in Boston, Massachusetts

Historical Events

  • 1774-12-13 Paul Revere and Wentworth Cheswell ride to warn Portsmouth of the approach of British warships
  • 1775-04-18 Paul Revere and William Dawes ride from Charlestown to Lexington warning the "regulars are coming!"
  • 1775-04-19 Paul Revere, William Dawes and Samuel Prescott are captured by British troops riding from Lexington to Concord, Prescott escapes to warn Concord

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