Angelica Schuyler Church Biography
(American Socialite and Eldest Daughter of Continental Army General ‘Philip Schuyler’)
Birthday: February 20, 1756 (Pisces)
Born In: Albany, New York, United States
Angelica Schuyler Church was a prominent member of the social elite during the time of American Revolution. She is best known for her charming personality and has often been described as "muse", "confidante", and "thief of hearts". As the daughter of Continental Army General Philip Schuyler, she interacted with a number of revolutionary figures during her time, both in America and in Europe, where she spent a significant part of her life. She was admired by men and women alike and had developed lasting friendships with artists and politicians like Edmund Burke, John Trumbull, Richard and Maria Cosway, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Marquis de Lafayette. After her private correspondence with her acquaintances were revealed to the public in the late twentieth century, her relationships with Thomas Jefferson and her brother-in-law, Alexander Hamilton, became the focus of attention due to their flirtatious nature. It has also been pointed out by some that she had often tried to influence the men around her about political issues of her time. She has been portrayed as sassy, witty, and flirtatious in the Broadway musical 'Hamilton', which traces her relationship with her brother-in-law, albeit with poetic license.