John Andre

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Birthday
2, 1750
Birthplace
London, England
Death Date
Oct 2, 1780 (30)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
2, 1750
Birthplace
London, England
Death Date
Oct 2, 1780 (30)

About

Remembered for his association with American Revolutionary War traitor Benedict Arnold, this British Army soldier was put to death by America's Continental Army for his acts of espionage.

Before Fame

After graduating from the Westminster School in England, he joined the British Army and was initially stationed in Canada. After being captured by Continental Army general Richard Montgomery, he was held captive in Pennsylvania.

Trivia

A speaker of four languages and a singer, painter, and light verse writer, he charmed many of his American contemporaries. United States Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, in fact, bemoaned Andre's execution.

Family Life

He was born in London, England, to a French mother and a Swiss father.

Associated With

During his time in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he lived in the home of Benjamin Franklin and may have stolen several of Franklin's prized possessions.