Benjamin Rush

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Birthday
4, 1746
Birthplace
Philadelphia, PA
Death Date
Apr 19, 1813 (67)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
4, 1746
Birthplace
Philadelphia, PA
Death Date
Apr 19, 1813 (67)

About

One of the founding fathers of the United States of America who was a physician and founded Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He also notable served as Surgeon General in the Continental army during the Revolutionary War.

Before Fame

He earned a medical degree in England and also spoke English, French, Italian, and Spanish.

Trivia

He attended the Continental Congress, which would become the governing body of the United States during the American Revolution.

Family Life

His parents were John and Susanna Harvey Rush.

Associated With

He was a signatory of the Declaration of Independence; John Adams aided Jefferson in writing the Declaration.