Summary

Patriot of the American Revolution, most famous for his ride to alert the colonists of the impending approach of British forces just before the battles of Lexington and Concord.

Conflict Period:
Revolutionary War 1
Branch:
Army 1
Rank:
Lieutenant Colonel 1
Birth:
21 Dec 1734 1
Boston, Massachusetts 1
Death:
10 May 1818 1
Boston, Massachusetts 1
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Personal Details

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Full Name:
Paul Revere 1
Birth:
21 Dec 1734 1
Boston, Massachusetts 1
Male 1
Death:
10 May 1818 1
Boston, Massachusetts 1
Burial:
Burial Place: Granary Burial Ground, Tremont Street (Boston) 1
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Birth:
Father: Apollos Rivoire (Later aglicized to Paul Revere) 1
Marriage:
Rachel Walker 1
10 Oct 1773 1
Boston 1
Spouse Death Date: 1813 1
Marriage:
Sarah Orne 1
04 Aug 1757 1
Boston 1
Spouse Death Date: 1773 1
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Revolutionary War 1

Branch:
Army 1
Rank:
Lieutenant Colonel 1
Service Start Date:
April 1776 1
Service End Date:
September 1779 1
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Quote:
"The Regulars are coming out" 1
Occupation:
Silversmith, dentist, courier 1
Religion:
Church of England, Puritan 1
Employment:
Employer: Massachusetts Militia 1
Position: Major of infanty, Artillery 1
Place: Massachusetts 1
Start Date: 1776 1
End Date: 1779 1
Employment:
Employer: Committee of Public Safety 1
Position: Courier 1
Place: Boston, MA 1
Start Date: December 1773 1
End Date: November 1775 1
Midnight Ride:
Event: April 18,1775 1

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Stories

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.

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