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William Howe

Military Leader William Howe

Profession: Military Leader


Biography: Howe was the commander of British forces during the American Revolutionary War.

In this role he captured New York and Philadelphia, but the consequent British defeat at Saratoga led to the entry of France into the war. The degree to which Howe was responsible for that defeat is debated, but he resigned his post as Commander-in-Chief, North America, in October 1777 and left in April 1778.

Born: August 10, 1729
Birthplace: Twickenham, England
Star Sign: Leo

Died: July 12, 1814 (aged 84)

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  • 1777-09-26 British General William Howe occupies Philadelphia during American Revolution

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