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George Washington

Nationality: American
Profession: Soldier, Politician, Army officer
From: February 22, 1732 To December 14, 1799
67 Years

AboutGeorge Washington

George Washington was born on 22nd February 1732, in Westmoreland County, Virginia. His father Augustine Washington was an ambitious man who acquired land and slaves, built mills, and grew tobacco. His mother name was Mary Ball who was the second wife of Augustine Washington. At age 27, Washington married Martha Dandridge Custis and the couple raised John Parke Custis and Martha Parke (Patsy) Custis, children from her previous marriage.

He done his early studies at home and then he received a surveyor's license from the College of William & Mary.

Washington was among stockholders in Virginia's Ohio Company, in 1753 when the French and Britain sought to expel the Indians. On 31st October 1753, Governor Dinwiddie commissioned Washington lieutenant colonel in the newly formed Virginia Regiment. In July 1754, the French responded by attacking the fort in the ten-hour Battle of Fort Necessity, which ended in Washington's surrender. In August 1755, Dinwiddie appointed Washington colonel and commander-in-chief of the Virginia Regiment, to defend 300 miles (480 km) of frontier from Indian attacks, with only 300 men. Starting in 1756, the North American conflict spread to Europe, known as the Seven Years' War, that would cost the British Empire £18 million a year.[55] Washington continued to advocate the capture of Fort Duquesne,[56] and the British crown sent Commanding General John Forbes, Colonel Thomas Gage, and British regulars to take the post in 1758. Washington retired from his Virginia Regiment commission in December 1758.

The Revolutionary War against Britain began in April 1775, with the Battles of Lexington and Concord Washington was commander in chief. On 2nd July 1775, Washington inspected the new army at Cambridge, Massachusetts. After his retirement in 1784, Washington explored the western frontier and inspected the land holdings he had earned for his military service. Washington was inaugurated on April 30, 1789, taking the oath of office at Federal Hall in New York City. Upon his retirement in March 1797 to Mount Vernon, Washington devoted time to his plantations.

He was a good politician and author. He wrote many quotes about various topics one of them is as follows,

“Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light.”

He was died on 14th December 1799. 

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