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Andrew Jackson

bornactivedied
1767, Mar 151829-18371845, Jun 8
the seventh President of the United States (1829–1837). He was born near the end of the colonial era, somewhere near the then-unmarked border between North and South Carolina, into a recently immigrated Scots-Irish farming family of relatively modest means. During the American Revolutionary War Jackson, whose family supported the revolutionary cause, acted...
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Jan Willem Janssens

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1762, Oct 121838, May 23
a Dutch nobleman, soldier and statesman who served both as the governor of the Cape Colony and governor-general of the Dutch East Indies. Born in Nijmegen, his military career began at the age of nine when he became a cadet in the Dutch army. He rose through the ranks and by 1793, at the start of the Revolutionary Wars, he held the rank of colonel, and was w...
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John George II

aka: Prince of Anhalt-Dessau
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1627, Nov 171693, Aug 7
a German prince of the House of Ascania and ruler of the principality of Anhalt-Dessau from 1660 to 1693. A member of the Fruitbearing Society, he also served as a Field marshal of Brandenburg-Prussia. After the death of his father on 15 July 1660, John George took over the government of Anhalt-Dessau. He also inherited his family's claim on Aschersleben, wh...
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Guy Johnson

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1740 ca1788, Mar 5
an Irish-born military officer and diplomat for the Crown during the American War of Independence. He had migrated to the Province of New York as a young man and worked with his uncle, Sir William Johnson, British Superintendent of Indian Affairs of the northern colonies. He was appointed as his successor in 1774. The following year, Johnson relocated with L...
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Zachariah Johnston

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17421800, Jan 7
He attended Liberty Hall Academy and later was a trustee of Washington College. Johnston was a prosperous farmer by the time the American Revolution began. In 1776, he was appointed a captain in the county militia. In 1781, he participated in the Virginia campaign which led to Lord Cornwallis' surrender. Representing Augusta County in the House of Delegates ...
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Antoine-Henri Jomini

aka: Baron de Jomini
bornactivedied
1779, Mar 61798-18691869, Mar 24
a Swiss officer who served as a general in the French and later in the Russian service, and one of the most celebrated writers on the Napoleonic art of war. According to the historian John Shy, Jomini "deserves the dubious title of founder of modern strategy." Jomini's ideas were a staple at military academies. The senior generals of the American Civil War -...
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Jack Jouett

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1754, Dec 71776-17821822, Mar 1
a politician and a hero of the American Revolution, known as the "Paul Revere of the South" for his late night ride to warn Thomas Jefferson, then the governor of Virginia, and the Virginia legislature of the approach of British cavalry, who had been sent to ...
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Jean-Baptiste Jourdan

aka: 1st Comte Jourdan
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1762, Apr 291833, Nov 23
enlisted as a private in the French royal army and rose to command armies during the French Revolutionary Wars. Emperor Napoleon I of France named him a Marshal of France in 1804 and he also fought in the Napoleonic Wars. After 1815, he became reconciled to the Bourbon Restoration. He was one of the most successful commanders of the French Revolutionary Army...
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