Philip Hamilton

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Birthday
22, 1782
Birthplace
United States
Death Date
Nov 23, 1801 (19)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
22, 1782
Birthplace
United States
Death Date
Nov 23, 1801 (19)

About

Known as the oldest son of the first Treasury Secretary of the United States Alexander Hamilton. He infamously died in a duel in 1801 with George Eacker, which was the same method that would claim his father's life in 1804.

Before Fame

He earned his undergraduate degree from then-Columbia College, which is now Columbia University of New York City. His intellect was often compared to his father's.

Trivia

He challenged George Eacker to a duel after the latter publicly criticized his father at Fourth of July readings at Columbia University. He did not die instantly, instead passing from infection following the duel.

Family Life

His mother, Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton, and father were at his side as he passed. He died at age 19.

Associated With

In the Tony-nominated hit musical Hamilton, he was portrayed by actor Anthony Ramos.