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".
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