Ethan Allen Biography
(Revolutionary War Hero)
Birthday: January 21, 1738 (Aquarius)
Born In: Litchfield, Connecticut, United States
Ethan Allen was an American Revolutionary War hero, farmer, politician, and philosopher. He is best known as one of the founders of the U.S. state of Vermont, and also for the capture of Fort Ticonderoga during the American Revolutionary War. Ethan was born in rural Connecticut and had a strict upbringing right from his childhood. He was the oldest of the eight children in the family and took over the family landholdings after his father’s death. Allen along with his brother explored the lands in the New Hampshire Grants and purchased land over there which is now known as the state of Vermont. He was the leader of the group named as Green Mountain Boys that carried out the campaign against New Yorkers to leave their land. The group later fought for the American colonies against Great Britain. Allen along with Benedict Arnold and the Green Mountain Boys easily captured Fort Ticonderoga from the British soldiers. After his retirement from the military services, Allen along with his philosopher friend, Dr. Thomas Young published a book ‘Reason the Only Oracle of Man’ on Deist philosophy. Ethan Allen died following an apoplectic fit in Burlington, Vermont.