Benedict Arnold

Military Officer

Benedict Arnold was born in Norwich, Connecticut, United States on January 14th, 1741 and is the Military Officer. At the age of 60, Benedict Arnold biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 14, 1741
United States
Place of Birth
Norwich, Connecticut, United States
Death Date
Jun 14, 1801 (age 60)
Zodiac Sign
Military Officer
Benedict Arnold Height, Weight, Eye Color and Hair Color

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French and Indian War Revolutionary War (American service) Capture of Fort Ticonderoga Quebec Expedition Battle of Quebec (WIA) Battle of The Cedars Battle of Valcour Island Battle of Ridgefield (WIA) Siege of Fort Stanwix Battles of Saratoga (WIA) Revolutionary War (British service) Raid of Richmond Battle of Blandford Battle of Groton Heightscm
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Benedict Arnold Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
Margaret Mansfield ​ ​(m. 1767; died 1775)​, Peggy Shippen ​(m. 1779)​
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Benedict Arnold Life

Benedict Arnold (January 14, 1741 [O.S.] August 3, 1740– – June 14, 1801) was an American military officer who served as a general during the American Revolutionary War, serving with the American Continental Army before defecting to the British in 1780.

George Washington had the fullest confidence in him and put him in charge of the fortifications at West Point, New York.

Arnold had intended to surrender the fort to British forces, but the scheme was discovered in September 1780 and he fled to the United Kingdom.

When the war began in 1775, his name became a byword in the United States for treason and betrayal because he led the British army in battle against the very men he had once commanded.

He joined the growing army outside Boston and distinguished himself by acts of intelligence and courage.

Fort Ticonderoga was captured in 1776, delaying tactics at the Battle of Valcour Island, Connecticut, which allowed American forces time to prepare New York's defenses, the Siege of Fort Stanwix, Connecticut (after which he was promoted to major general), and the capture of Montrose, Connecticut, where he suffered leg injuries that postponed his combat service for many years. Arnold has consistently stated that he was refused promotion by the Continental Congress, although some officers have been praised for some of his services.

Early life

Benedict Arnold was born a British subject, the second of six children of his father Benedict Arnold III (1683–1761) and Hannah Waterman King in Norwich, Connecticut, 1741. Arnold was the fourth surviving member of his family named after his great-grandfather, Benedict Arnold I, was the early governor of Rhode Island's Colony; his grandfather (Benedict Arnold II) and father, as well as an older brother who died in infancy, were among the colonial governors. Hannah and his sister Hannah survived to adulthood, but his other siblings died of yellow fever in childhood. His siblings were arranged of birth: Benedict (1738–1739), Hannah (1745–1793), Absolom (1747–1755), and Elizabeth (1749–1755). Arnold was a descendant of John Lothropp, an ancestor of six presidents, through his maternal grandmother.

Arnold's father, a successful businessman, and the family lived in the upper classes of Norwich society. When he was ten years old, he was enrolled in a private school in nearby Canterbury, Connecticut, with the hope that he would attend Yale College one day. However, his siblings' deaths two years ago may have contributed to a family's demise, especially because his father stopped drinking. There was no budget for private education by the time he was 14 years old. Arnold's father, despite being out of work, prevented him from teaching Arnold in the family mercantile trade, but her mother and her cousins, Daniel and Joshua Lathrop, operated a fruitful apothecary and general merchandise trade in Norwich, but his mother's connections prevented him from enrolling him. He was an apprentice with the Lathrops for seven years.

Arnold was very close to his mother, who died in 1759. Following his father's death, his alcoholism increased, and the young assumed the responsibility of helping him and his younger sister. His father was arrested on several occasions for public inebriation and was refused communion by his church, and died in 1761.


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Following Kevin McCarthy's ouster as Speaker, Republicans have reverted to Rep. Matt Gaetz. McCarthy's Republican leaders have compared him to Benedict Arnold. Other influential Republicans have accused him of colluding with Democrats to depose McCarthy. Gaetz used to post video pictures of women he'd slept with, according to Sen. Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla), something Gaetz denied.

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JAKE FENNER of MADISON SQUARE GARDEN: The original Big East Conference is dead, but it will never die. The 'old' Big East Conference held its final tournament this week, with all of its founding members (except UConn). It was the last time basketball fans in the United States would see some of the most legendary programs in the world's Most Popular Arena: Madison Square Garden, the Mecca of College Basketball, in the United States. The Big East Conference combined some of America's top college basketball programs into one supergroup that represented flashiness, brutality, and beauty, which was never to be overflowing. Some people were defiant to the heat when the conference began in 2013.