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British General John Burgoyne
John Burgoyne Born: February 24, 1722; Bedfordshire, England
Died: June 4, 1792; London, England

Battles: Saratoga



1722
February 24 - John Burgoyne is born in Bedfordshire, England.

1733
- John Burgoyne begins his education at the Westminster School.

1737
- John Burgoyne becomes a sub-brigadier in the 3rd Troop of Horse Guards.

1740
- John Burgoyne is commissioned a cornet in the 13th Light Dragoons.

1743
- John Burgoyne marries Lady Charlotte Stanley.
- John Burgoyne purchases a Captaincy in the 13th Light Dragoons.

1746
- John Burgoyne sells his commission and move to France.

1756
June 14 - John Burgoyne purchases a Captaincy in the 11th Dragoons.

1758
May 10 - John Burgoyne is appointed Captain and Lt. Colonel of the Coldstream Guards.
- John Burgoyne sees action at Cherbourg and St. Malo.

1759
August - John Burgoyne becomes commander of the new 16th Dragoons.

1761
- John Burgoyne is elected to Parliament.

1762
May 6 - John Burgoyne arrives in Portugal with his regiment.
- John Burgoyne captures Valencia d'Alcantara.
- John Burgoyne is given a field commission of Brigadier General.

1763
- John Burgoyne is promoted to Colonel of the 16th Dragoons..

1768
- John Burgoyne returns to Parliament.

1769
- John Burgoyne is made Governor of Fort William in Scotland.








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