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Banastre Tarleton

aka: 1st Baronet
borndied
1754, Aug 211833, Jan 15
a British soldier and politician. Tarleton was eventually ranked as a general years after his service in the colonies during the American Revolutionary War, and afterwards did not lead troops into battle. Banastre Tarleton was known for his British military service in the American War of Independence, which started when Tarleton was twenty-one. As a military...
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Zachary Taylor

bornactivedied
1784, Nov 241849-18501850, Jul 9
the 12th President of the United States, serving from March 1849 until his death in July 1850. Before his presidency, Taylor was a career officer in the United States Army, rising to the rank of major general.
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Henri de Thiard de Bissy

aka: comte de Thiard
borndied
1723, Jan 71794, Jul 26
a French general and writer. Very little is known about his life. He was the younger brother of Claude de Thiard de Bissy, also a general and a writer. Henri was guillotined on the day Robespierre fell during the French Revolution.
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Benjamin Thompson

aka: Count Rumford
borndied
1753, Mar 261814, Aug 21
an American-born British physicist and inventor whose challenges to established physical theory were part of the 19th century revolution in thermodynamics. He served as lieutenant-colonel of the King's American Dragoons, part of the British Loyalist forces, during the American Revolutionary War. After the end of the war he moved to London, where his administ...
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Fadrique de Toledo

aka: Fadrique Álvarez de Toledo Osorio, 1st Marquis of Villanueva de Valdueza
borndied
1580, May 301634, Dec 11
a Spanish noble and admiral. He was a Knight of the Order of Santiago, a Spanish Admiral, and Captain General of the Spanish Navy at the age of 37. He gained several victories against the Dutch, in 1621 near Gibraltar and in 1623 in the English Channel, blockading the Dutch coast. In the same year he defeated a Moorish incursion near Gibraltar. In 1625 he wa...
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Thomas Tollemache

aka: Talmash, Talmach, Tolmach
borndied
1651 ca1694, Jun 12
an English soldier. In 1678, he became captain in the Guards, with which he served in Tangier; in 1685 he was made lieutenant-colonel of a regiment of fusiliers, but gave up his commission shortly after the accession of James II. Tollemache abandoned King James in favour of the Protestant William of Orange who, in 1688 successfully usurped the English throne...
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Cyril Tourneur

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15751626, Feb 28
an English soldier, diplomat and dramatist who wrote The Atheist's Tragedy (published 1611). A difficult allegorical poem called The Transformed Metamorphosis (1600) is Tourneur's earliest extant work; an elegy on the death of Prince Henry, son of James I of England, is the latest (1613). Tourneur's other non-dramatic works include a prose pamphlet, Laugh an...
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William B. Travis

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1809, Aug 11836, Mar 6
a 19th-century American lawyer and soldier. At the age of 26, he was a lieutenant colonel in the Texas Army. He died at the Battle of the Alamo during the Texas Revolution. Travis County and Travis Park were named after him for being the commander of the Republic of Texas at the Battle of the Alamo.
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Adam Erdmann Trcka von Lipa

aka: Trcka von Lípa
borndied
15991634, Feb 23
a Bohemian nobleman and lieutenant field marshal, who fought during the course of the Thirty Years' War. He became a close associate of Imperial Generalissimo Albrecht von Wallenstein. He was killed in the Eger Bloodbath, the culmination of an internal purge which targeted Wallenstein's supporters within the Holy Roman army. Wallenstein was increasingly crit...
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Jonathan Trumbull

aka: Trumble
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1710, Oct 121785, Aug 17
one of the few Americans who served as governor in both a pre-Revolutionary colony and a post-Revolutionary state. He was the only colonial governor at the start of the Revolution to take up the rebel cause. Trumbull was a friend and advisor of General Washington throughout the revolutionary period, dedicating the resources of Connecticut to the fight for in...
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Trunojoyo

aka: Tronajâyâ, Trunajaya, Panembahan Maduretno
borndied
16491680, Jan 2
a prince and warlord from Arosbaya, Bangkalan, Madura. In 1674 he led a revolt against Amangkurat I and Amangkurat II of Mataram. He was supported by itinerant fighters from Makassar led by Kraeng Galesong. The Trunojoyo rebellion moved swiftly and strong, and captured the Mataram court at Plered in mid-1677.
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Johann Tserclaes

aka: Count of Tilly
borndied
1559, Feb1632, Apr 30
a field marshal who commanded the Catholic League's forces in the Thirty Years' War. He had a string of important victories against the Protestants but was then defeated by forces led by the King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden. Along with Duke Albrecht von Wallenstein of Friedland and Mecklenburg, he was one of two chief commanders of the Holy Roman Empire’s ...
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Tula

aka: Tula Rigaud
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unknown17951795, Oct 3
an African man enslaved on the island of Curaçao, in the Dutch West Indies, who liberated himself and led the Curaçao Slave Revolt of 1795. The revolt, which began on 17 August 1795, lasted for more than a month. He was executed on 3 October 1795. He is revered on Curaçao today as a fighter for human rights and independence.
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