George Washington

Local nameGeorge Washington
LocationLondon, United Kingdom

George Washington was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States and served as the nation’s first President. In the American Revolutionary War, he commanded Patriot forces to victory against the British and their allies. He presided over the Constitutional Convention of 1787 which established the new federal government, and he has been called the "Father of His Country".

Washington was born to a moderately prosperous Virginian family of colonial planters and slaveholders. He had early educational opportunities, learned mathematics, and soon launched a successful career as a surveyor which enabled him to make significant land investments. He then joined the Virginia militia and fought in the French and Indian War.

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Coordinates 51°30'31.261" N -0°7'39.285" E

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