George Rogers Clark

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Birthday
19, 1752
Birthplace
Virginia
Death Date
Feb 13, 1818 (65)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
19, 1752
Birthplace
Virginia
Death Date
Feb 13, 1818 (65)

About

Highest ranking military officer on the northwestern front during the Revolutionary War and the leader of the Kentucky militia that captured Kaskaskia and Vincennes.

Before Fame

He worked as a surveyor before joining the Virginia militia to fight off attacking Indians.

Trivia

He is thought to have greatly increased the size of the American colonies, especially since he seized modern-day Illinois.

Family Life

He had ten brothers and sisters, one of whom was famous explorer William Clark.

Associated With

George Washington supported his military endeavors and helped give him more troops.