(1642-1681) was also the great-grandfather1
of General George Washington. "Washington
(February 22, 1732 - December 14, 1799), was the Commander-in-Chief of
American forces in the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), and,
later, the first President of the United States, from 1789 to 1797.
Because of his central role in the founding of the United States,
Washington is often called the "Father of his Country". His devotion to
republicanism and civic virtue made him an exemplary figure among
American public figures. As Gordon Wood concludes, the greatest act in
his life was his resignation as commander of the armies--an act that
stunned aristocratic Europe."
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