Find out more about the greatest 18th Century American Leaders, including George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson and James Madison
George WashingtonGeorge Washington
22 February 1732
First U.S. President
Alexander HamiltonAlexander Hamilton
11 January 1755
Economist, Political Philosopher, Former U.S.

Thomas JeffersonThomas Jefferson
13 April 1743
3rd U.S. President

John AdamsJohn Adams
30 October 1735
2nd U.S. President

James BuchananJames Buchanan
23 April 1791
15th U.S. President

James MadisonJames Madison
16 March 1751
4th President of the United States
Aaron BurrAaron Burr
06 February 1756
3rd Vice President of United States

William Henry HarrisonWilliam Henry Harrison
09 February 1773
 

John Quincy AdamsJohn Quincy Adams
11 July 1767
 
Zachary TaylorZachary Taylor
24 November 1784
Military Leader and the 12th President of United

John TylerJohn Tyler
29 March 1790
10th U.S. President
Davy CrockettDavy Crockett
17 August 1786
 

Martin Van BurenMartin Van Buren
05 December 1782
 

James K. PolkJames K. Polk
02 November 1795
 

James MonroeJames Monroe
28 April 1758
Fifth President of the USA

Thomas PaineThomas Paine
29 January 1737
Founding Father of the United States
Sam HoustonSam Houston
02 March 1793
Former Governor of Texas

Paul ReverePaul Revere
01 January 1735
Revolutionary

John C. CalhounJohn C. Calhoun
18 March 1782
7th Vice President of the U.S.A

John Paul JonesJohn Paul Jones
06 July 1747
Scottish American Sailor
Samuel AdamsSamuel Adams
27 September 1722
Founding Father of the United States

Henry ClayHenry Clay
12 April 1777
Political Leader
John HancockJohn Hancock
23 January 1737
Former President of the Continental Congress

TecumsehTecumseh
29 February 1768
Native American Leader

Meriwether LewisMeriwether Lewis
18 August 1774
Explorer, Politician
Thaddeus StevensThaddeus Stevens
04 April 1792
Former United States Representative

Patrick HenryPatrick Henry
29 May 1736
5th & 6th Governor of Virginia, Orator,
Daniel WebsterDaniel Webster
18 January 1782
Former United States Senator

Friedrich Wilhelm von SteubenFriedrich Wilhelm von Steuben
17 September 1730
Military Officer

Ethan AllenEthan Allen
21 January 1738
Revolutionary War Hero
George MasonGeorge Mason
11 December 1725
Patriot, U.S. Statesman

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Chief SeattleChief Seattle
1780 AD
 
Nathanael GreeneNathanael Greene
07 August 1742
Military Commander

William R. KingWilliam R. King
07 April 1786
Shortest Serving Vice President of the U.S.A

Anthony WayneAnthony Wayne
01 January 1745
 

Benjamin RushBenjamin Rush
04 January 1746
 
Samuel ChaseSamuel Chase
17 April 1741
Former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of
Elbridge GerryElbridge Gerry
17 July 1744
Former Vice President of the United States

Benjamin TallmadgeBenjamin Tallmadge
25 February 1754
Military Leader

Richard Mentor JohnsonRichard Mentor Johnson
17 October 1780
9th Vice President of the U.S.A

John DickinsonJohn Dickinson
08 November 1732
One of the Founding Fathers of the US
George M. DallasGeorge M. Dallas
10 July 1792
11th Vice President of the U.S.A

Benjamin LincolnBenjamin Lincoln
24 January 1733
Officer

Daniel D. TompkinsDaniel D. Tompkins
21 June 1774
Sixth Vice President of the U.S.A

James WilsonJames Wilson
14 September 1742
Founding Fathers of the United States

Edward EverettEdward Everett
11 April 1794
Former American senator
Josiah BartlettJosiah Bartlett
21 November 1729
Former Governor of New Hampshire

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07 October 1728
Former Governor of Delaware
George WytheGeorge Wythe
1726 AD
American professor

Francis HopkinsonFrancis Hopkinson
21 September 1737
Former United States District Judge

Robert Treat PaineRobert Treat Paine
11 March 1731
Former Massachusetts Attorney General

Lyman HallLyman Hall
12 April 1724
Signer of United States Declaration of
Francis LewisFrancis Lewis
21 March 1713
Member of the United States House of

William Ellery William Ellery
02 December 1727
 

Luther MartinLuther Martin
20 February 1748
Politician

William HooperWilliam Hooper
17 June 1742
Former Delegate to the Continental Congress

Jonathan EdwardsJonathan Edwards
05 October 1703
American preacher
Archibald AlexanderArchibald Alexander
17 April 1772
American theologian

George ClintonGeorge Clinton
26 July 1739
Fourth Vice President of the U.S.A

Abraham WhippleAbraham Whipple
26 September 1733
Revolutionary Commander

Francis MarionFrancis Marion
26 February 1732
Military officer
Horatio GatesHoratio Gates
26 July 1727
Army General

Charles Evans HughesCharles Evans Hughes
11 April 1862
Politician
Sybil LudingtonSybil Ludington
05 April 1761
American Revolutionary

Elizabeth Ann SetonElizabeth Ann Seton
28 August 1774
Teacher, Abbé, Memoirist, Nun

Denmark VeseyDenmark Vesey
1767 AD
Carpenters
Charles Carroll of CarrolltonCharles Carroll of Carrollton
19 September 1737
Politician

Oliver Hazard PerryOliver Hazard Perry
23 August 1785
Officer
DeWitt ClintonDeWitt Clinton
02 March 1769
Politician

Joseph BrantJoseph Brant
29 February 1743
Military leader

Richard Henry LeeRichard Henry Lee
20 January 1732
Politician, Judge
John ColterJohn Colter
1774 AD
Military Personnel

James WilkinsonJames Wilkinson
24 March 1757
Soldier
Charles Grandison FinneyCharles Grandison Finney
29 August 1792
American minister

William BainbridgeWilliam Bainbridge
07 May 1774
Naval Commander

Anson JonesAnson Jones
20 January 1798
Politician

Albert GallatinAlbert Gallatin
29 January 1761
Politician, Diplomat
Lewis CassLewis Cass
09 October 1782
Former United States Senator
William BlountWilliam Blount
26 March 1749
Politician

John WitherspoonJohn Witherspoon
05 February 1723
Politician, Theologian

Increase MatherIncrease Mather
21 June 1639
Clergyman

Israel PutnamIsrael Putnam
07 January 1718
Army General
Charles Cotesworth PinckneyCharles Cotesworth Pinckney
25 February 1746
Statesman

Haym SalomonHaym Salomon
07 April 1740
Businessman

Oliver EllsworthOliver Ellsworth
29 April 1745
Judge

William H. CrawfordWilliam H. Crawford
24 February 1772
Politician

Henry LaurensHenry Laurens
06 March 1724
Politician
Edward RutledgeEdward Rutledge
23 November 1749
Politician

John J. CrittendenJohn J. Crittenden
10 September 1787
Politician
Thomas SumterThomas Sumter
14 August 1734
General

John StarkJohn Stark
28 August 1728
Military Officer
Peyton RandolphPeyton Randolph
10 September 1721
Politician
John SevierJohn Sevier
23 September 1745
Soldier