Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton (c1757–1804) was one of the founding fathers of the United States of America. Believed to have been born in around 1757 on the Caribbean island of Nevis, he became a chief aide to General George Washington during the American Revolutionary War, before winning military glory at the battle of Yorktown in 1781. Hamilton was a key figure in the ratification of the US constitution and he later served as the first treasury secretary of the United States. He died in 1804 following an infamous duel with vice president Aaron Burr. Hamilton features on the $10 bill in the United States and is the subject of the popular musical Hamilton

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