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Benedict Arnold

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Birthday
14, 1741
Birthplace
Norwich, CT
Death Date
Jun 14, 1801 (60)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
14, 1741
Birthplace
Norwich, CT
Death Date
Jun 14, 1801 (60)

About

America's most famous traitor during the Revolutionary War. After beginning his military career with the American Continental Army, he joined forces with the opposing British Army.

Before Fame

In his youth, he worked as an apothecary's apprentice and as a shipping merchant.

Trivia

Before defecting to the British Army, he helped the Continental Army earn key victories at Fort Ticonderoga and Saratoga.

Family Life

He married Margaret Mansfield, the daughter of the sheriff of New Haven, Connecticut, in February of 1767.

Associated With

He and Paul Revere both became famous for their Revolutionary War-era actions, albeit for very different reasons.