Paul Revere was a Renaissance man as a silversmith, aspiring dentist, artist, businessman, industrialist, and famed patriot. His most famous role, of course, is the patriot who took the "Midnight Ride." Revere rode on 18 April 1775 to alert patriots that British troops were on the move. He borrowed a horse to take his "Midnight Ride," which was later confiscated by the British. The horse's name was Brown Beauty. Revere alerted more patriot horsemen, who then rode to alert others. Revere was later captured by the British, but his alert was enough to prepare patriots for the invasion they had been expecting and preparing for.