Biography of Paul Revere

Paul Revere (1735-1818) was a silversmith and engraver who became an American folk hero after his midnight ride to warn patriots of impending British troop movements.

Paul Revere’s life as a silversmith and engraver was changed by the conflict between Britain and its colonies and the American War of Independence. His ride from Boston to Lexington in 1775, and its commemoration in a ballad by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, turned him into an American folk hero. Read the full biography page of Paul Revere.

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