Famous American Revolutionaries

United States of America today is far, far different from what it was decades back. Like every other country in the world, US had its own set of problems and glitches that it was dealing with before becoming a super power and a world leader. Its celebrated status and powerful political, economic and social standing is the result of the revolutionary work of American activists who helped the country gain an envious position globally. At present a superpower, America once was under the authority of the Great Britain. Had it not been for the American revolutionaries who rejected the British monarchy and aristocracy, America wouldn’t exude a global influence that it does. The period between 1765 and 1783 marked the American Revolution. It was the result of the American revolution that a new constitution was created which established a strong federal system for America. Some of the American revolutionaries who contributed in America’s struggle for freedom include James Wilkinson, Jonathan Plowman Jr, Samuel Edward Konkin III, Fred Hampton, Daniel Penfield and so on. Check this section to find out more about the life and works of American revolutionaries.

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 1 Paul Revere

Paul Revere
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Famous As: Revolutionary
Birthdate: January 1, 1735
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Died: May 10, 1818
Paul Revere was a silversmith from Boston and a Patriot in the American Revolution who is remembered for alerting his fellow Patriots, during a midnight ride, about the approaching British forces prior to the battles of Lexington and Concord. He remains immortalized in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem Paul Revere's Ride.

 2 Tecumseh

Tecumseh
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Famous As: Native American Leader
Birthdate: February 29, 1768
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Died: October 5, 1813

Tecumseh was a Shawnee chief, diplomat, orator, and warrior. He is best known for promoting resistance to the United States' expansion onto Native American lands. He also promoted tribal unity and is credited with forming a Native American confederacy. He died trying to unite Native Americans and is considered an iconic folk hero in Canadian, Indigenous, and American history.

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 3 Chief Joseph

Chief Joseph
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Famous As: Nez Perce leader
Birthdate: March 3, 1840
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Died: September 21, 1904

 4 Denmark Vesey

Denmark Vesey
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Famous As: Carpenters
Birthdate: 1767 AD
Nationality: American
Died: July 2, 1822

 5 Baruch Goldstein

Baruch Goldstein
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Famous As: Physician, Murderer
Birthdate: December 9, 1956
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: February 25, 1994

 6 James Wilkinson

James Wilkinson
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Famous As: Soldier
Birthdate: March 24, 1757
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: December 28, 1825

 7 Juan Seguín

Juan Seguín
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Famous As: Political Leader
Birthdate: October 27, 1806
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Died: August 27, 1890
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 8 Benjamin Lincoln

Benjamin Lincoln
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Famous As: Officer
Birthdate: January 24, 1733
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: May 9, 1810

 9 Gabriel Prosser

Gabriel Prosser
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Famous As: Blacksmith
Birthdate: 1776 AD
Nationality: American
Died: October 10, 1800

 10 Hannah Emerson Duston

Hannah Emerson Duston
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Famous As: Protestant
Birthdate: December 23, 1657
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Died: March 6, 1736

 11 Nancy Hart

Nancy Hart
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Famous As: Rebel Heroine
Birthdate: 1735 AD
Nationality: American
Died: 1830 AD

 12 Timothy Murphy

Timothy Murphy
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Famous As: Sniper
Birthdate: 1751 AD
Nationality: American
Died: 1818 AD

 13 Lyman Hall

Lyman Hall
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Famous As: Signer of United States Declaration of Independence
Birthdate: April 12, 1724
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: October 19, 1790

 14 Betty Zane

Betty Zane
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Famous As: Heroine
Birthdate: July 19, 1765
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: August 23, 1823

 15 Abraham Whipple

Abraham Whipple
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Famous As: Revolutionary Commander
Birthdate: September 26, 1733
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Died: May 27, 1819

 16 John Gates

John Gates
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Famous As: American Communist
Birthdate: 1913 AD
Nationality: American
Died: May 23, 1992

 17 Huey P. Newton

Huey Newton
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Famous As: American political activist
Birthdate: February 17, 1942
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: August 22, 1989

Huey P. Newton was an African-American civil and political rights activist. He is credited with co-founding The Black Panther Party (BPP), which went on to become one of black movement's most influential organizations of the late-1960s. The party, under Newton's leadership, founded more than 60 community support programs, including Free Breakfast for Children, which provided food to thousands of children.

 18 Ralph Randolph Gurley

Ralph Randolph Gurley
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Famous As: Abolitionist
Birthdate: May 26, 1797
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: July 30, 1872

 19 Samuel Adams

Samuel Adams
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Famous As: Founding Father of the United States
Birthdate: September 27, 1722
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Died: October 2, 1803
Samuel Adams, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, also served as the governor of Massachusetts. Samuel formed the Boston Tea Party and also played a major role in drafting the Articles of Confederation and the Massachusetts Constitution. He was a second cousin of President John Adams.

 20 Éamon de Valera

Éamon de Valera
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Famous As: Former President of Ireland
Birthdate: October 14, 1882
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Died: August 29, 1975

Irish statesman Éamon de Valera served as the 3rd President of Ireland from 1959 to 1973. An influential political leader in 20th-century Ireland, he played a key role in introducing the Constitution of Ireland. Prior to becoming the president, he served as Taoiseach on three different occasions. He was an austere, stern, and unbending figure.

 21 Patrick Henry

Patrick Henry
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Famous As: 5th & 6th Governor of Virginia, Orator, Revolutionary leader, Prominent promoter of American Revolution and Independence
Birthdate: May 29, 1736
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: June 6, 1799

 22 Ethan Allen

Ethan Allen
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Famous As: Revolutionary War Hero
Birthdate: January 21, 1738
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: February 12, 1789

 23 Red Cloud

Red Cloud
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Birthdate: 1822 AD
Nationality: American
Died: December 10, 1909

 24 Sybil Ludington

Sybil Ludington
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Famous As: American Revolutionary
Birthdate: April 5, 1761
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: February 26, 1839

 25 Osceola

Osceola
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Famous As: Seminole leader
Birthdate: 1804 AD
Nationality: American
Died: January 30, 1838