Alexander Hamilton, one of America’s most influential Founding Fathers and Treasury secretaries, had a brilliant political career until he was killed in an 1804 duel.
Alexander Hamilton, (born January 11, 1755/57, Nevis, British West Indies—died July 12, 1804, New York, New York, U.S.), New York delegate to the Constitutional Convention (1787), major author of the Federalist papers, and first secretary of the treasury of the United States (1789–95), who was the foremost champion of a strong central government for the new United States.
Alexander Hamilton (January 11, 1755 or 1757 – July 12, 1804) was a Nevisian-born American military officer, statesman, and Founding Father who served as the first United States secretary of the treasury from 1789 to 1795. Born out of wedlock in Charlestown, Nevis, Hamilton was orphaned as a child and taken in by a prosperous merchant.
Alexander Hamilton was a Founding Father, a Constitutional Convention delegate, author of the Federalist papers and the first secretary of the U.S. treasury. Skip to main content People
Alexander Hamilton was born on Nevis (pronounced NEE-vus), a British-ruled island in the Caribbean Sea, around 1757. When he was about eight years old, his family moved to another British island, St. Croix (pronounced KROY). Soon after, Hamilton’s father left, and then his mother died.
On July 11, 1804, Alexander Hamilton was shot and mortally wounded by Vice President Aaron Burr in one of the most famous duels in American history. Though this was Hamilton’s first—and last ...
According to Ron Chernow's Washington: A Life, Hamilton first came to General Washington's attention early in the American Revolution, the young artillery captain standing out for his bravery ...
Alexander Hamilton is the only person (besides Benjamin Franklin) on a U.S. bill who wasn’t a president. In fact, Hamilton was a leading figure in creating the United States’ financial system—he helped establish the U.S. dollar, the U.S. Mint, and the nation’s first national bank. He’s also one of the United States' founding fathers ...
The Burr–Hamilton duel took place in Weehawken, New Jersey, between Aaron Burr, the third Vice President of the United States, and Alexander Hamilton, the first and former Secretary of the Treasury, at dawn on July 11, 1804.The duel was the culmination of a bitter rivalry that had developed between both men, who had become high-profile politicians in post-colonial America.
Alexander Hamilton (c.1755-1804) was a Founding Father of the United States, soldier, lawyer, scholar, economist, congressman, and first U.S. Secretary of the Treasury. Born and raised in the West Indies, he was orphaned in his early teens. In his youth, he worked as a clerk for an international shipping company located on the island of St. Croix.