John Burgoyne Biography

General, Playwright(c. 1722–1792)
British general John Burgoyne is best remembered for his defeat by superior American forces in the Saratoga campaign of 1777, during the American Revolution.

Synopsis

John Burgoyne was born 1722, in Sutton, England. Burgoyne was defeated by superior American forces in the Saratoga (New York) campaign of 1777, during the American Revolution. Exhausting his food and ammunition and receiving no aid, he had to surrender to Gates north of Saratoga Springs on October 17, 1777. Paroled along with his troops, he returned to England, where he faced severe criticism.

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