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1793, Mar 21812-18611863, Jul 26
an American politician and soldier, best known for his role in bringing Texas into the United States as a constituent state. His victory at the Battle of San Jacinto secured the independence of Texas from Mexico in one of the shortest decisive battles in modern history. He was also the only governor within a future Confederate state to oppose secession (which led to the outbreak of the American Civil War) and to refuse an oath of allegiance to the Confederacy, a decision that led to his removal from office by the Texas secession convention.
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03/02/1793-Sam Houston is born in Virginia
03/13/1836-Sam Houston retreats from Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna's army
04/22/1836-General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna captured by James Austin Sylvester, a Texan soldier under Sam Houston
09/05/1836-Sam Houston elected president of Republic of Texas
10/22/1836-Sam Houston inaugurated as first elected President of Republic of Texas
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Sam Houston1793, Mar 21812
 
18611863, Jul 26

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...
Benjamin Thompson1753, Mar 261766
 
18141814, Aug 21
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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...
Isaac Shelby1750, Dec 111774
 
18181826, Jul 18
 the first and fifth Governor of Kentucky and served in the state legislatures of Virginia and Nor...
John Young1742 ca1780
 
18191835, Dec 17
 a British subject who became an important military advisor to Kamehameha I during the formation ...
Philip J. Schuyler1768, Jan 211796
 
18191835, Feb 21
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Molly Pitcher1744, Oct 131777
 
18221832, Jan 22
 a nickname given to a woman said to have fought in the American Battle of Monmouth, generally bel...
Jose de San Martin1778, Feb 251808
 
18221850, Aug 17
 an Argentine general and the prime leader of the southern part of South America's successful stru...
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...
Charles Cotesworth Pinckney1746, Feb 251769
 
18251825, Aug 16
 an early American statesman of South Carolina, Revolutionary War veteran, and delegate to the Con...
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...
Simon Bolivar1783, Jul 241807
 
18301830, Dec 17
 a Venezuelan military and political leader who played a leading role in the establishment of Vene...
Davy Crockett1786, Aug 171813
 
 
18361836, Mar 6
 a 19th-century American folk hero, frontiersman, soldier, and politician. He is commonly referred...
James Bowie1796, Apr 101814
 
 
18361836, Mar 6
 a 19th-century American pioneer, who played a prominent role in the Texas Revolution, culminating...
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...
Major Ridge1771 ca1790
 
18391839
 a Cherokee leader, a member of the tribal council, and a lawmaker. As a warrior, he fought in the...
Henry Atkinson17821808
 
18421842, Jun 14
 a United States army officer. He was a native of Person County, North Carolina. He entered the Un...
Morgan Lewis1754, Oct 161774
 
18441844, Apr 7
 an American lawyer, politician, and military commander. The second son of Francis Lewis, a signer...
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...
Henry Sargent1770, Nov 251793
 
18451845, Feb 21
  American painter and military man, was born in Gloucester, Massachusetts. In 1793 Sargent went t...
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...
Ramon Alcarazunknown1840
 
 
1849unknown
 an officer in the Mexican Army who wrote many books about the Mexican-American War, including 184...
Zachary Taylor1784, Nov 241849
 
 
18501850, Jul 9
 the 12th President of the United States, serving from March 1849 until his death in July 1850. Be...
Narciso Lopez1797, Nov 21850
 
 
18511851, Sep 1
 a Venezuelan adventurer and soldier, best known for an expedition aimed at liberating Cuba from S...
Daniel Florence O'Leary18011820
 
 
18541854
 a military general and aide-de-camp under Simon Bolivar. He was born in Cork, Ireland; his father...
Alexander Sergeyevich Menshikov1787, Aug 261809
 
18561869, May 2
 a Finno-Russian nobleman, military commander and statesman. He was made adjutant general in 1817 ...
Charles Hamilton Smith1776, Dec 261787
 
18591859, Sep 21
 an English artist, naturalist, antiquary, illustrator, soldier, and spy. His military career bega...
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...
Henry Butler Stoney18161850
 
 
18591894
 a British army officer; Major, 40th Regiment and writer.
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...
Robert O'Hara Burke1821, May 61841
 
18611861, Jun 28 ca
 an Irish soldier and police officer, who achieved fame as an Australian explorer. He was the lead...
David Atchison1807, Aug 111829
 
18621886, Jan 26
 a mid-19th century Democratic United States Senator from Missouri. He served as President pro tem...
John Hanning Speke1827, May 41844
 
18641864, Sep 15
 an officer in the British Indian Army who made three exploratory expeditions to Africa and who is...
Henry Clay Pate1833, Apr 211856
 
18641864, May 11
 He believed in the proslavery cause and became a border ruffian in the violence of the Bleeding K...
John Joseph Abercrombie1798, Mar 41822
 
18651877, Jan 3
 a career United States Army officer who served in numerous wars, finally reaching the rank of bri...
Ethan A. Hitchcock1798, May 181817
 
18671870, Aug 5
 a career United States Army officer and author who had War Department assignments in Washington, ...
Sir James Brooke1803, Apr 291819
 
18681868, Jun 11
 a British soldier and adventurer who founded the Raj of Sarawak in Borneo. He ruled as the first ...
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...
John W. Geary1819, Dec 301841
 
18731873, Feb 8
 an American lawyer, politician, Freemason, and a Union general in the American Civil War. He was ...
John C. Breckinridge1821, Jan 161841
 
18751875, May 17
 a lawyer, politician, and soldier from the U.S. state of Kentucky. He represented the state in bo...
Giuseppe Garibaldi1807, Jul 41833
 
18791882, Jun 2
 an Italian general, politician and nationalist who played a large role in the history of Italy. H...
Alfred Horsford18181833
 
18801885, Sep 13
 a senior British Army officer who went on to be Military Secretary. Born in Bath and educated at ...
Ambrose Burnside1824, May 231843
 
18811881, Sep 13
 an American soldier, railroad-executive, inventor, industrialist, and politician from Rhode Islan...
John C. Fremont1813, Jan 211833
 
18901890, Jul 13
 an American military officer, explorer, and politician who became the first candidate of the anti...
Richard Burton1821, Mar 191842
 
18901890, Oct 20
 a British explorer, geographer, translator, writer, soldier, orientalist, cartographer, ethnologi...
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