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a Cherokee leader, a member of the tribal council, and a lawmaker. As a warrior, he fought in the Cherokee–American wars against American frontiersmen. Later, Major Ridge led the Cherokee in alliances with General Andrew Jackson and the United States in the Creek and Seminole Wars.
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James De Lancey [2]17321758
 
17911800
 a colonial politician, turfman, and the son of Lieutenant Governor James De Lancey and Anne Heath...
John Burgoyne1722, Feb 241743
 
17921792, Aug 4
 a British army officer, politician and dramatist. He first saw action during the Seven Years' War...
Nguyen Hue17531788
 
17921792, Sep 16
 the second emperor of the Tay Son dynasty, reigning from 1788 until 1792. He was also one of the ...
Artemas Ward1727, Nov 261751
 
17951800, Oct 28
 an American major general in the American Revolutionary War and a Congressman from Massachusetts....
Tulaunknown1795
 
 
17951795, Oct 3
 an African man enslaved on the island of Curaçao, in the Dutch West Indies, who liberated himsel...
Anthony Wayne1745, Jan 11775
 
17961796, Dec 15
 a United States Army officer, statesman, and member of the United States House of Representatives...
Oliver Wolcott1726, Nov 201747
 
17971797, Dec 1
 a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence and also the Articles of Confederation ...
George Washington1732, Feb111789
 
17971799, Dec 14
 the first President of the United States (1789–97), the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental A...
Thomas Heyward Jr.1746, Jul 281775
 
17981809, Mar 6
 a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence and of the Articles of Confederation as...
Daniel Morgan1736, Jul 61775
 
17991802, Jul 6
 an American pioneer, soldier, and United States Representative from Virginia. One of the most gif...
Edward Rutledge1749, Nov 231774
 
18001800, Jan 23
 an American politician, and youngest signer of the United States Declaration of Independence. He ...
Samuel Mason1739, Nov 81790
 
18031803
 a Virginia militia captain on the American western frontier during the Revolutionary War, who sub...
John Page1743, Apr 281763
 
18081808, Oct 11
 a figure in early United States history. He served in the U.S. Congress and as the 13th Governor ...
George Rogers Clark1752, Nov 191774
 
18091818, Feb 13
 a surveyor, soldier, and militia officer from Virginia who became the highest ranking American mi...
Archduke Charles of Austria1771, Sep 51792
 
 
18091847, Apr 30
 an Austrian field-marshal, the third son of Emperor Leopold II and his wife, Maria Luisa of Spain...
Paul Revere1734, Dec 211756
 
18111818, May 10
 an American silversmith, engraver, early industrialist, and a Patriot in the American Revolution....
Zebulon Pike1779, Jan 51799
 
 
18131813, Apr 27
 an American brigadier general and explorer for whom Pikes Peak in Colorado is named. As a United ...
William Howe1729, Aug 101746
 
18141814, Jul 12
 a British Army officer who rose to become Commander-in-Chief of British forces during the America...
Philip Astley1742, Jan 81759
 
18141814, Jan 27
 an English equestrian, circus owner, and inventor, regarded as being the "father of the modern ci...
Dominique You17751802
 
 
18141830, Nov 14
 a privateer, soldier, and politician. Jean Lafitte's most trusted lieutenant, and rumored to have...
Napoleon Bonaparte1769, Aug 151799
 
 
18151821, May 5
 a French military and political leader who rose to prominence during the French Revolution and le...
John Clopton1756, Feb 71776
 
18161816, Sep 11
 a United States Representative from Virginia. He served as first lieutenant and as captain in the...
Frederick Kemmelmeyer1752/531782
 
18161823 ca
 Frederick Kemmelmeyer advertised that he was an artist for the first time in a Baltimore newspape...
John Young1742 ca1780
 
18191835, Dec 17
 a British subject who became an important military advisor to Kamehameha I during the formation o...
Joseph Bloomfield1753, Oct 181775
 
18231823, Oct 3
 the fourth Governor of New Jersey. The township of Bloomfield, New Jersey is named for him. He at...
William Hull1753, Jun 241775
 
18251825, Nov 29
 an American soldier and politician. He fought in the American Revolution and was appointed as Gov...
William Clark [2]1770, Aug 11789
 
18291838, Sep 1
 an American explorer, soldier, Indian agent, and territorial governor. Along with Meriwether Lewi...
Davy Crockett1786, Aug 171813
 
 
18361836, Mar 6
 a 19th-century American folk hero, frontiersman, soldier, and politician. He is commonly referred...
William B. Travis1809, Aug 11829
 
 
18361836, Mar 6
 a 19th-century American lawyer and soldier. At the age of 26, he was a lieutenant colonel in the ...
Andrew Jackson1767, Mar 151829
 
 
18371845, Jun 8
 the seventh President of the United States (1829–1837). He was born near the end of the colonia...
Charles XIV John1763, Jan 261818
 
18441844, Mar 8
  King of Sweden (as Charles XIV John) and King of Norway (as Charles III John) from 1818 until hi...
Kazimierz Lux17801795
 
18461846
 an officer of the Polish Legions and a pirate in the Caribbean Sea during the early 19th century....
Wilhelm Freiherr von Biela1782, Mar 191802
 
18491856, Feb 18
 a German-Austrian military officer and amateur astronomer. In the field of astronomy, he speciali...
William Miller1782, Feb 151809
 
18491849, Dec 20
 an American Baptist preacher who is credited with beginning the mid-19th century North American r...
Alexander Sergeyevich Menshikov1787, Aug 261809
 
18561869, May 2
 a Finno-Russian nobleman, military commander and statesman. He was made adjutant general in 1817 ...
John Brown [3]1800, May 91820
 
18591859, Dec 2
 an American abolitionist who believed in and advocated armed insurrection as the only way to over...
Lewis Cass1782, Oct 91806
 
18601866, Jun 17
 an American military officer, politician, and statesman. He represented Michigan in the United St...
Winfield Scott1786, Jun 131807
 
18611866, May 29
 a United States Army general and unsuccessful presidential candidate of the Whig Party in 1852. K...
Sam Houston1793, Mar 21812
 
18611863, Jul 26
 an American politician and soldier, best known for his role in bringing Texas into the United Sta...
Antoine-Henri Jomini1779, Mar 61798
 
18691869, Mar 24
 a Swiss officer who served as a general in the French and later in the Russian service, and one o...
Sir Edward Sabine1788, Oct 141818
 
18711883, Jun 26
 an Irish astronomer, geophysicist, ornithologist, explorer, soldier and the 30th President of the...
Alfred Horsford18181833
 
18801885, Sep 13
 a senior British Army officer who went on to be Military Secretary. Born in Bath and educated at ...
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