Stephen Decatur

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Birthday
5, 1779
Birthplace
Maryland
Death Date
Mar 22, 1820 (41)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
5, 1779
Birthplace
Maryland
Death Date
Mar 22, 1820 (41)

About

American war hero who was a United States naval officer and Commodore known for various naval victories in the early 19th century. He was the first post-Revolutionary War hero.

Before Fame

He attended the Protestant Episcopal Academy and went to the University of Pennsylvania for a year in 1795.

Trivia

Five U.S. Navy ships have been named USS Decatur in honor of him.

Family Life

He married Susan Wheeler in 1806 and they never had children.

Associated With

Franklin D. Roosevelt urged the U.S. Post Office to issue postage stamps in his honor.