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Washington, George

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George Washington 

Date of Birth
February 22,1732 

Date of Death
December 14,1799

Place of Birth
Westmoreland County, Colony of Virginia, British America 

Birth Family
Augustine Washington and Mary Ball Washington

Martha Dandridge Custis Washington 

John Parke Custis (stepson), Martha Parke Custis (stepdaughter),
Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis (step-granddaughter, raised by Washington),
George Washington Park Custis (step-grandson raised by Wahington) 

Home schooled by his father and eldest brother

Farmer, soldier and First President of the United States 

Reason for Fame
Besides being the first president of the United States, he was the commander of the
Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War from 1775 to 1783

Additional Information
Because of his significant role in the revolution and in the formation of the United States,
Washington is often referred to as “Father of His Country”


Fast Facts Resources
George Washington:  First President of the United States
White House:  George Washington