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Zachary Taylor

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Birthday
24, 1784
Birthplace
Barboursville, VA
Death Date
Jul 9, 1850 (65)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
24, 1784
Birthplace
Barboursville, VA
Death Date
Jul 9, 1850 (65)

About

Twelfth President of the United States and a 40-year veteran of the military who helped lead the U.S. to victory in the Mexican-American War.

Before Fame

He defeated Shawnee chief Tecumseh's attack on Fort Harrison in Indiana Territory during the War of 1812.

Trivia

He was the last president to own slaves during his term and had one of the shortest presidencies after dying 16 months into his term.

Family Life

He introduced his daughter, Sarah Knox Taylor, to Jefferson Davis, future president of the Confederacy, but she would die from malaria soon after their marriage in 1835.

Associated With

He died 16 months after entering office and was succeeded by Millard Fillmore.