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Charles Cornwallis (Earl Cornwallis)

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Born: 1738 AD
Died: 1805 AD, at 66 years of age.

Nationality: British
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1738 - Born on the 31st of December.

1776 - Cornwallis moved to the 13 colonies in North America to try to control the rebelling colonies.

         - He fought at the Battle of Princeton. George Washington led the Americans in that battle

         - Cornwallis led British forces through North Carolina and South Carolina, where he fought against American forces under Nathaniel Greene.

1781 - In October, Cornwallis's forces surrendered to George Washington at the Battle of Yorktown, ending the American Revolution.

1786 - Cornwallis was appointed Governor-General of the British colony of India.

1805 - Died on the 5th of October.

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