John Laurens

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Birthday
28, 1754
Birthplace
South Carolina
Death Date
Aug 27, 1782 (27)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
28, 1754
Birthplace
South Carolina
Death Date
Aug 27, 1782 (27)

About

Soldier and statesman during the American Revolutionary War who became known for his criticism of slavery. He was portrayed by Anthony Ramos in the acclaimed musical Hamilton.

Before Fame

He was tutored at home before his mother died. His father then took him to England to finish his education.

Trivia

His life came to an end during the Battle of the Combahee River.

Family Life

He married Martha Manning in 1776. He had siblings named Frances, Martha, Henry, James, and Mary, and was born to parents Henry Laurens and Eleanor Ball.

Associated With

He developed a close relationship with Alexander Hamilton.