Horatio Gates

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Birthday
26, 1727
Birthplace
England
DEATH DATE
Apr 10, 1806 (78)
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Birthday
26, 1727
Birthplace
England
DEATH DATE
Apr 10, 1806 (78)

About

American general who served in the Revolutionary War and was credited with the victory of the Battle of Saratoga.

Before Fame

He served in Germany during the War of the Austrian Succession and in the United States for the French and Indian War.

Trivia

He was rumored to be involved in the Newburgh conspiracy in the Continental Army, but his involvement was never proven.

Family Life

He married Elizabeth Phillips in 1755 and had one son.

Associated With

He served alongside Benedict Arnold in the Revolutionary War before Arnold changed sides.