Peggy Shippen

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Birthday
11, 1760
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Aug 24, 1804 (44)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
11, 1760
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Aug 24, 1804 (44)

About

Second wife of the infamous traitor General Benedict Arnold who was notable for conspiring with her husband to change sides.

Before Fame

She was the "family's darling" growing up in a prominent Philadelphia family which included two mayors and Shippensburg, Pennsylvania's founder.

Trivia

She was awarded by Queen Charlotte of England an annuity of 100 pound sterling a year for her children's well-being.

Family Life

She wound up being the youngest of her siblings after two more siblings never lived past infancy.

Associated With

Before a meeting with George Washington, Benedict fled with her to the HMS Vulture on the Hudson River.