John Laurens Rank
About John Laurens
John Laurens was an American soldier who contributed massively to the American Revolutionary War. He is remembered for his attempts at recruiting African-American slaves to fight in the War as soldiers. Although his plan was given the go-ahead by Continental Congress, it could not materialize because of his political opponents. He is also known for his criticism of slavery although his own father was an owner of slaves.
He was the son of Henry Laurens, a rice planter who also co-owned a slave trading house, and Eleanor Ball. He had two brothers: James and Henry Jr. and two sisters, Mary and Martha. He was sent to London at 16 years old to study. He later married Martha Manning in October 1776. Their daughter, Frances Eleanor Laurens, was born in January 1777.
He died from wounds sustained when the British fired shots at him while on his horse during the Battle of Combahee River on 27 August, 1782. He was only 27.
John Laurens Rank
F.A.Q. about John Laurens
When is his birthday?
John Laurens' birthday is on October 28, 1754.
In how many days is his birthday?
John's birthday is in 334 days
How old was John when he died?
He was 27 years old.
When did he die?
He died in August 27, 1782.
How old would he be today?
John Laurens would be 267 years old if he was alive today.
Where was John from?
He was born in South Carolina, USA.
John Laurens' Popularity
John Laurens was a famous American soldier, who was born on October 28, 1754. As a person born on this date, John Laurens is listed in our database as the 19th most popular celebrity for the day (October 28).
People born on October 28 fall under the Zodiac sign of Scorpio, the Scorpion. John Laurens is the 561st most popular Scorpio.
Aside from information specific to John Laurens' birthday, John Laurens is the 4234th most famous American.
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