1722, Feb 241792, Aug 4
a British army officer, politician and dramatist. He first saw action during the Seven Years' War when he participated in several battles, most notably during the Portugal Campaign of 1762. John Burgoyne is best known for his role in the American Revolutionary War. He designed an invasion scheme and was appointed to command a force moving south from Canada to split away New England and end the rebellion. Burgoyne advanced from Canada but his slow movement allowed the Americans to concentrate their forces.
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02/24/1731-John Burgoyne, British general, is born in Bedfordshire, England
07/06/1777-British General John Burgoyne captures Fort Ticonderoga from Americans 
10/17/1777-Americans win after British General John Burgoyne surrenders at Saratoga NY
12/18/1777-First national Thanksgiving Day, commemorating John Burgoyne's surrender
08/04/1792-British General John Burgoyne dies in Mayfair, England
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