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About Meriwether Lewis
Meriwether Lewis was a renowned American explorer, politician and soldier best remembered for leading the iconic Lewis and Clark Expedition (the Corps of Discovery) along with his friend Lieutenant William Clark. He later went on to serve as the 2nd Governor of Missouri (Louisiana Territory) from 1807 until his death in 1809.
He was born to Lucy Meriwether and Lt. William Lewis. He never got married nor fathered any children.
In 1801, U.S. President Thomas Jefferson appointed him as his private secretary.
He died mysteriously at the age of 35 from gunshot wounds. It still remains unclear whether he committed suicide or was murdered.
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A clear cold morning with high wind: we caught in a trap a large gray wolf, and last night obtained in the same way a fox who had for some time infested the neighbourhood of the fort.Meriwether Lewis
The rain, which had continued yesterday and last night, ceased this morning. We then proceeded, and after passing two small islands about ten miles further, stopped for the night at Piper's landing, opposite another island.Meriwether Lewis
We had high and boisterous winds last night and this morning: the Indians continue to purchase repairs with grain of different kinds.Meriwether Lewis
Meriwether Lewis' Popularity
Meriwether Lewis was a famous American soldier and explorer, leader of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, who was born on August 18, 1774. As a person born on this date, Meriwether Lewis is listed in our database as the 39th most popular celebrity for the day (August 18).
People born on August 18 fall under the Zodiac sign of Leo, the Lion. Meriwether Lewis is the 1116th most popular Leo.
Aside from information specific to Meriwether Lewis' birthday, Meriwether Lewis is the 6931st most famous American.
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