George Washington Facts

George Washington Facts
George Washington was the first President of the United States from 1789 to 1797. He was also the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. See the George Washington fact file below for more information.
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George Washington

Date of Birth
February 22,1732

Date of Death
December 14,1799

Place of Birth
Westmoreland County, Colony of Virginia, British America

Birth Family
Augustine Washington and Mary Ball Washington

Martha Dandridge Custis Washington

John Parke Custis (stepson), Martha Parke Custis (stepdaughter),
Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis (step-granddaughter, raised by Washington),
George Washington Park Custis (step-grandson raised by Wahington)

Home schooled by his father and eldest brother

Farmer, soldier and First President of the United States

Reason for Fame
Besides being the first president of the United States, he was the commander of the
Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War from 1775 to 1783

Additional Information
Because of his significant role in the revolution and in the formation of the United States,
Washington is often referred to as “Father of His Country”