Israel Putnam

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Birthday
7, 1718
Birthplace
Salem, MA
Death Date
May 29, 1790 (72)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
7, 1718
Birthplace
Salem, MA
Death Date
May 29, 1790 (72)

About

American Revolutionary War hero who became famous for his role in the Battle of Bunker Hill.

Before Fame

He fought in the French and Indian War and would have been burned alive were it not for the intervention of a French officer.

Trivia

His nickname was "Old Put."

Family Life

He grew up in a prominent Massachusetts farming family, and his parents signed petitions to free accused witches during the famous Salem Witch Trials.

Associated With

He and Paul Revere were both heroes of the American Revolution.