Famous 18th Century Soldiers

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Davy Crockett
(Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Tennessee from 1827 to 1831)
Davy Crockett
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Birthdate: August 17, 1786
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Limestone, Tennessee, United States
Died: March 6, 1836
American folk hero Davy Crockett, or the "King of the Wild Frontier,” was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Tennessee and part of the Texas Revolution. He opposed the Indian Removal Act. He was killed by the Mexican army the Battle of the Alamo.
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Horatio Nelson
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Birthdate: September 29, 1758
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Burnham Thorpe
Died: October 21, 1805

Horatio Nelson was a British flag officer whose inspirational leadership brought about several British naval victories, especially during the Napoleonic Wars. Regarded as one of Britain's heroic figures, Horatio Nelson's legacy remains influential and several monuments, including the Nelson Monument and Nelson's Column, have been created in his memory.

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Nathan Hale
(American Soldier, Patriot, and Spy for the Continental Army During the American Revolutionary War)
Nathan Hale
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Birthdate: June 6, 1755
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Coventry, Connecticut, United States
Died: September 22, 1776

Nathan Hale was an American soldier, Patriot, and spy who worked for the Continental Army. He played an important role during the American Revolutionary War, volunteering for an intelligence-gathering mission. Nathan Hale was captured and executed by the British in 1776. Hale is regarded as an American hero for his important contribution during the American Revolutionary War. 

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 4 
Karl Von Clausewitz
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Birthdate: July 1, 1780
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Burg bei Magdeburg
Died: November 16, 1831

Carl von Clausewitz was a Prussian military theorist and general. As a theorist, Clausewitz stressed the political aspects of war. His book Vom Kriege, which talks about military strategy, has been very influential despite the fact that it was unfinished at the time of his death. His ideas also influenced personalities like Karl Marx, Mao Zedong, and Leon Trotsky.

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John Franklin
(Explorer, Royal Navy officer)
John Franklin
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Birthdate: April 16, 1786
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Spilsby, England
Died: June 11, 1847
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Kazimierz Pułaski
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Birthdate: March 6, 1745
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: October 11, 1779

Kazimierz Pułaski was a Polish nobleman, military commander, and soldier. Dubbed the father of the American cavalry, Pulaski is credited with creating the Pulaski Cavalry Legion and reorganizing the American cavalry. He played an important role in the American Revolutionary War and is remembered for fighting for the independence of Poland and the United States.

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Jean-Baptiste Lamarck
(Naturalist and Biologist Best Known for Proposing that Acquired Characteristics can be Inherited.)
Jean-Baptiste Lamarck
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Birthdate: August 1, 1744
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bazentin, France
Died: December 18, 1829

French biologist Jean-Baptiste Lamarck acquired his love for plants while serving as a soldier in the French army. Following an injury, he quit his military career but retained his love for botany. He later taught zoology, studied the classification of invertebrates, and also coined the term biology.

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Banastre Tarleton
(Former lieutenant colonel at the end of the American Revolution)
Banastre Tarleton
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Birthdate: August 21, 1754
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Died: January 15, 1833

Banastre Tarleton was a British politician and general. He served in the American Revolutionary War where he was a lieutenant colonel. An iconic figure, Tarleton has been portrayed in several films, such as Sweet Liberty, The Patriot, and Amazing Grace. He has also been depicted in many TV series and novels.   

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Robert Rogers
(soldier, privateer)
Robert Rogers
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Birthdate: November 7, 1731
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Methuen
Died: May 18, 1795

Robert Rogers was a British soldier who served during the American Revolution and the French and Indian War. Rogers is remembered for raising and commanding the popular Rogers' Rangers during the French and Indian War. In 1992, he was inducted into the United States Army Ranger Hall of Fame. Robert Rogers’ heroics are depicted in the 1940 film Northwest Passage.

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Horatio Gates
(Army General)
Horatio Gates
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Birthdate: July 26, 1727
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Maldon, England
Died: April 10, 1806
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George Rogers Clark
(Military personnel)
George Rogers Clark
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Birthdate: November 19, 1752
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Charlottesville
Died: February 13, 1818
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Deborah Sampson
(Military woman)
Deborah Sampson
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Birthdate: December 17, 1760
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Plympton, Massachusetts, USA
Died: April 29, 1827
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Stephen Decatur
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Birthdate: January 5, 1779
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Berlin
Died: March 22, 1820
Dahomey Amazons
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Birthplace: Benin
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James Wilkinson
(American Soldier and 1st Governor of Louisiana Territory (1805 - 1807))
James Wilkinson
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Birthdate: March 24, 1757
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Charles County, Maryland, United States
Died: December 28, 1825

James Wilkinson served the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War and also revealed Aaron Burr’s conspiracy to the U.S. government. While he worked against the Spanish people as part of the U.S. army, he was later revealed to be a Spanish spy, also known as Number Thirteen.

Cuthbert Collingwood, 1st Baron Collingwood
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Birthdate: September 26, 1748
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Newcastle upon Tyne
Died: March 7, 1810

Cuthbert Collingwood, 1st Baron Collingwood was a legendary British naval commander known for his heroics at the Battle of Trafalgar. He had been sailing since age 12 and was second in command to Lord Nelson at Trafalgar. His exploits earned him the title of Baron and an annual pension £2,000.

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Richard Montgomery
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Birthdate: December 2, 1738
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Swords, Ireland
Died: December 31, 1775
Louis-Joseph de Montcalm
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Birthdate: February 28, 1712
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vestric-et-Candiac, France
Died: September 14, 1759
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Christopher Gadsden
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Birthdate: February 16, 1724
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Died: August 28, 1805
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Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin
(Nobleman, soldier, politician and diplomat, known primarily for the controversial procurement of marble sculptures)
Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin
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Birthdate: July 20, 1766
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Broomhall, Fife, Scotland
Died: November 14, 1841

Part of the Scottish royal Bruce family, Thomas Bruce, became the 7th Earl of Elgin at age 5. He later joined the army and became a Lieutenant General. A classical art lover, he later became famous for his collection of Greek marble sculptures, mainly acquired from the Parthenon in Athens.

Samuel Hood, 1st Viscount Hood
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Birthdate: December 12, 1724
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Butleigh
Died: January 27, 1816
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Manuel Belgrano
(Lawyer, Journalist, Economist, Politician, Soldier, Jurist)
Manuel Belgrano
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Birthdate: June 3, 1770
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Buenos Aires
Died: June 20, 1820

Manuel Belgrano was an Argentine lawyer, politician, economist, journalist, and military leader. Widely regarded as one of the most important Libertadores of Argentina, Belgrano played a prominent role in the Argentine Wars of Independence and is credited with creating the Flag of Argentina. Manuel Belgrano is regarded as one of the greatest heroes in the history of Argentina.

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John Sevier
(Soldier)
John Sevier
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Birthdate: September 23, 1745
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Augusta County, Virginia, United States
Died: September 24, 1815
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Thomas Mifflin
(Politician)
Thomas Mifflin
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Birthdate: January 10, 1744
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: January 20, 1800
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Thomas Pinckney
(Governor)
Thomas Pinckney
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Birthdate: October 23, 1750
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Died: November 2, 1828
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Henry Jennings
(Former privateer-turned-pirate, ship captain, landowner)
Henry Jennings
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Birthplace: England
Died: 1745 AD
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Charles Leclerc
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Birthdate: March 17, 1772
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pontoise
Died: November 1, 1802
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Thomas Sumter
(General)
Thomas Sumter
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Birthdate: August 14, 1734
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hanover County, Virginia, United States
Died: June 1, 1832
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Thomas Hickey
(Soldier)
Thomas Hickey
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Birthplace: Ireland
Died: June 28, 1776
Alexei Grigoryevich Orlov
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Birthdate: October 5, 1737
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lyutkino, Russia
Died: January 5, 1808
Prince Charles Alexander of Lorraine
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Birthdate: December 12, 1712
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lunéville, France
Died: July 4, 1780

The son of Duke Leopold of Lorraine, Prince Charles Alexander was an Austrian general. He oversaw the Austrian army during the War of the Austrian Succession. He also played a major role in several battles of the Seven Years' War. He was married to Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria.

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Juraj Jánošík
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Birthdate: 1688
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Terchová, Slovakia
Died: March 17, 1713
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Edward Pellew, 1st Viscount Exmouth
(Politician, Military personnel)
Edward Pellew, 1st Viscount Exmouth
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Birthdate: April 19, 1757
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dover
Died: January 23, 1833
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Patrick Ferguson
(Military personnel)
Patrick Ferguson
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Birthdate: June 4, 1744
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Pitfour estate
Died: October 7, 1780
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Margaret Corbin
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Birthdate: November 12, 1751
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: January 16, 1800
 36 
Edward Cornwallis
(Officer, Politician)
Edward Cornwallis
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Birthdate: March 5, 1713
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London
Died: January 14, 1776
 37 
William Livingston
(Politician)
William Livingston
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Birthdate: November 30, 1723
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Albany, New York, United States
Died: July 25, 1790
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Henry Dearborn
(Former U.S. Congressman)
Henry Dearborn
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Birthdate: February 23, 1751
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: North Hampton, New Hampshire, United States
Died: June 6, 1829
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Henry Havelock
(Military personnel)
Henry Havelock
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Birthdate: April 5, 1795
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bishopwearmouth, Sunderland, England
Died: November 24, 1857
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Robert F. Stockton
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Birthdate: August 20, 1795
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Princeton, New Jersey, United States
Died: October 7, 1866
 41 
Charles Grey, 1st Earl Grey
(Military General)
Charles Grey, 1st Earl Grey
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Birthdate: October 23, 1729
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Howick, England
Died: November 14, 1807
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Alexander Spotswood
(Lieutenant-Colonel)
Alexander Spotswood
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Birthdate: 1676 AD
Birthplace: English Tangier, Morocco
Died: June 7, 1740
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Richard Parker
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Birthdate: April 16, 1767
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Exeter, Devon, England
Died: June 30, 1797
William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Devonshire
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Birthdate: January 25, 1640
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: United Kingdom
Died: August 18, 1707
George Germain, 1st Viscount Sackville
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Birthdate: January 26, 1716
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: August 26, 1785
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John Cleland
(Novelist)
John Cleland
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Birthdate: September 24, 1709
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, England
Died: January 23, 1789
Louis de Rouvroy, duc de Saint-Simon
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Birthdate: January 16, 1675
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: March 2, 1755
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John Adams Dix
(Governor)
John Adams Dix
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Birthdate: July 24, 1798
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Boscawen, New Hampshire, United States
Died: April 21, 1879
August, Count Neidhardt von Gneisenau
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Birthdate: October 27, 1760
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Schildau, Belgern-Schildau, Germany
Died: August 23, 1831
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Edmund Ruffin
(Soldier)
Edmund Ruffin
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Birthdate: January 5, 1794
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Prince George County, Virginia, United States
Died: June 17, 1865