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Washington, George (1732–1799), revolutionary army officer and president of the United States of America

Charles Royster

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780195082098
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/61288
Washington, George (1732–1799), revolutionary army officer and president of the United States of America

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Washington, George (1732–1799), revolutionary army officer and president of the United States of America, was born on 11 February 1732 at his family's plantation near Pope's Creek, Westmoreland county, Virginia, the first of six children of Augustine Washington (1694–1743), planter, and his second wife, ...

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