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Burgoyne, John (1723–1792), army officer, politician, and playwright

Max M. Mintz

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/4013

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Burgoyne, John (1723–1792), army officer, politician, and playwright, was born on 4 February 1723 at Park Prospect, Westminster, legally the son of Captain John Burgoyne (d. 1768) and his wife, Anna Maria, daughter of Charles Burneston of Hackney, but possibly fathered by ...

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Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights) ; Military History ; Land Forces and Warfare ; UK Politics

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