1737 – Nicknamed "Gentleman Johnny", entered the army at an early age of 15.
1743 – Made a runaway marriage to Lady Charlotte Stanley.
Burgoyne was called The French and Indian War.
1758 – He became captain and Lieutenant Colonel in the Foot Guards.
1758-1759 – Participated in expeditions made against the French coast.
1761 – Sat in parliament for Midhurst.
1762 – Served as Brigadier General in Portugal.
– Winning particular distinction by his capture of Valencia d’Alcantara and of Vila Velha.
1768 – Became M.P. for Preston.
Become a Major-General, having convinced King George III of General Carleton’s faults and taking his place.
1775 – Wrote plays "The Maid of the Oaks".
1777 – Head of the British reinforcements designed for the invasion of the colonies from Canada.
1782 – He was restored to his rank, given a colonelcy and made commander-in-chief in Ireland and a privy
1783 – After the fall of the Rockingham government, Burgoyne withdrew more and more into private life.
1786 – Wrote The Heiress, which ran through ten editions within a year, and was translated into several
1792 – General Burgoyne died on 4th of August.
1897 – Subject of George Bernard Shaw’s play "The Devil’s Disciple".