Ethan Allen

Philosopher

Birthday January 21, 1738

Birth Sign Aquarius

Birthplace Litchfield, CT

DEATH DATE Feb 12, 1789 (51)

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Numerology: 5

About

Land speculator, philosopher, writer, American Revolutionary War patriot, and politician who was known as one of the founders of the U.S. state of Vermont.

Before Fame

He had many Bible passages memorized at a young age and began studying with a minister in hopes of attending Yale.

Trivia

He was captured and imprisoned by the Royal Navy after a failed military mission.

Family Life

His brothers Ira and Heber also became important public figures in Vermont.

Associated With

He and Benjamin Franklin were both influential figures during the American Revolution.