Andre, John

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Born: 1751 AD
Died: 1780 AD, at 29 years of age.

Nationality: British
Categories: Military Officer


1750 - John Andre was born in London to French Protestant (Huguenot) parents.

1767 - John Andre was sent to Geneva to be educated as a teen and returned to London, two years before his father died.

1771 - He was commissioned on March 4th, and selected for special training in Germany, where he spent two years.

1775 - As a British lieutenant in Canada, Andre was involved in the defense of St. Johns which was taken by American forces on November 2nd, after a two-month siege.

1777 - Serving under Grey, Andre was among the 17,000 British who landed at Head of Elk, Maryland, which led to the occupation of Philadelphia.

1778 - He planned the notorious Mischianza extravaganza of May 18th, in honor of Howe's impending departure.

1780 - Andre was imprisoned at Tappan, New York on September 29th.

         - He was found guilty of being behind American lines "under a feigned name and in a disguised habit". Andre was hanged as a spy at noon on October 2nd.
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