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John Hancock

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Birthday
23, 1737
Birthplace
Braintree, MA
Death Date
Oct 8, 1793 (56)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
23, 1737
Birthplace
Braintree, MA
Death Date
Oct 8, 1793 (56)

About

Founding Father and prominent Patriot of the American Revolution who was the first and third Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He was also President of the Continental Congress, the governing body of the United States during the American Revolution.

Before Fame

He inherited a highly successful business from his uncle who was more like a father to him.

Trivia

His name is now a synonym for a signature because of his large and stylish signature on the United States Declaration of Independence.

Family Life

His parents were Reverend John Hancock of Braintree and Mary Hawke Thaxter. He was married to Dorothy Quincy from 1775 until his death in 1793.

Associated With

When he was young, he became friends with John Adams, whose father baptized him.