Charles Cornwallis

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Birthday
31, 1738
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Oct 5, 1805 (66)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
31, 1738
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Oct 5, 1805 (66)

About

British war hero who was a British Army officer and colonel administrator and led British generals during the American War of Independence.

Before Fame

He joined the army in 1757 and entered the House of Lords in 1762.

Trivia

He was one of only five peers who voted against the 1765 Stamp Act out of sympathy with the colonists.

Family Life

He married Jemima Tullekin Jones and had a daughter, Mary and son, Charles.

Associated With

He participated in General William Howe's campaign for New York City in 1776.