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Paul Revere

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'''Paul Revere''' (1734-1818) was a silversmith in colonial America who was very active in [[Boston]]-area revolutionary groups such as the [[Sons of Liberty]]. He is famous for riding from Boston to Lexington, [[Massachusetts]] with [[William Dawes]] on the night of April 18, 1775 to warn the [[minutemen]] that [[British]] troops led by General Thomas Gage were invading. Part of the purpose of the ride was to warn the British that colonists would exercise their gun rights. Revere was captured before he could reach [[Concord]], but managed to escape. His midnight ride was immortalized by a poem by [[Henry Wadsworth Longfellow]].<ref>[ Paul Revere]</ref>
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