Profession: Engraver, Industrialist and Silversmith
Born: January 1st, 1735 in Boston, Massachusetts Bay, British America
Died: May 10th, 1818 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Resting Place: Granary Burying Ground
Legacy: A famous patriot from the American Revolutionary War
22 Paul Revere Facts for Kids
Paul Revere was a 18th century American engraver, silversmith and industrialist.
Paul Revere is most well-known for his role as a Patriot during the start of the American Revolutionary War.
Paul Revere was born on January 1st, 1735 in Boston, Massachusetts Bay, British America.
Paul Revere was the son of Apollos Rivoire and Deborah Hitchbourn.
Paul Revere was married twice in his lifetime. His first wife was Sarah Orne, they were married in 1757 until her death in 1773. His second and last wife was Rachel Walker, they were married in 1773 up until her death in 1813.
Paul Revere has sixteen children during his lifetime, eight with his first wife and eight with his second wife.
Paul Revere died at the age of 83 on May 10th, 1818 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States.
In 1748, Revere started his silversmith apprenticeship under his father.
In 1756, Revere enlisted in the provincial army during the French and Indian War (1756-1763).
In 1765, Revere helped form the Sons of Liberty, a secret revolutionary organization.
In 1769, Revere joined the Freemasons of Massachusetts (Lodge St. Andrews, No. 81).
In 1773, Revere was one of the main organizers of the Boston Tea Party. This was an event on December 16th, 1773 were collaborators of Revere dumped the East India Company’s entire shipment of tea into the ocean.
In April 1775, Revere and William Dawes helped alert the colonial militia of approaching British forces on April 18th, 1775. They used one lite lantern hanging from the North Church to single the British were coming by sea. Revere then rode his horse to alert other collaborators of the arrival of the British army.
In April 1776, Revere was given the commission of a major of infantry in the Massachusetts militia.
In May 1776, Revere was transferred from infantry to artillery.
In November 1776, Revere was promoted to lieutenant colonel and ordered to help defend Boston harbor.
In 1779, Revere was involved in the Penobscot disaster.
In 1782, Revere was exonerated during a court martial regarding the Penobscot disaster.
Around 1788, Revere opened an iron foundry in the North End neighborhood of Boston.
In 1795, Revere became the Grand Master of the Freemasons of Massachusetts (Lodge St. Andrews, No. 81).
In 1871, the town of North Chelsea in Massachusetts changed its name to Revere in honor of Paul Revere.
In 1900, the city of Revere in Minnesota was organized and was named in honor of Paul Revere.