Paul Revere Biography

Paul Revere was an American silversmith, engraver, early industrialist, and a patriot in the American Revolution. He is most famous for alerting the Colonial militia to the approach of British forces before the battles of Lexington and Concord, as dramatized in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem, "Paul Revere's Ride".

Revere was a prosperous and prominent Boston silversmith, who helped organize an intelligence and alarm system to keep watch on the British military. Revere later served as a Massachusetts militia officer, though his service culminated after the Penobscot Expedition, one of the most disastrous campaigns of the American Revolutionary War, for which he was absolved of blame. Following the war, Revere returned to his silversmith trade and used the profits from his expanding business to finance his work in iron casting, bronze bell and cannon casting, and the forging of copper bolts and spikes. Finally in 1800 he became the first American to successfully roll copper into sheets for use as sheathing on naval vessels. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Paul Revere
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Entrepreneur, Businessperson, Silversmith, Spy
Ethnicity:
White people
Date of Birth:
January 1, 1735
Astrological Sign:
Capricorn
Date of Death:
May 10, 1818
Age at Death:
83
Marriages
Paul Revere Timeline
  • 1775-04-18
    Paul Revere & William Dawes ride from Charleston to Lexington warning the "regulars are coming!"
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