Paul Revere - Research Article from American Revolution Reference Library

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Born January 1, 1735
Boston, Massachusetts
Died May 10, 1818
Boston, Massachusetts

Silversmith, industrialist, political leader, courier, soldier

"I alarmed the Captain of the Minute Men, and after that I alarmed almost every house till I got to Lexington … [crying] 'The Regulars [British soldiers] are out! The Regulars are out!'"
Portrait: Paul Revere. Reproduced by permission of Archive Photos, Inc.

Paul Revere, one of colonial Boston's leading silver artisans, was accomplished in several fields. This creative and versatile man was an innovator in the processing of copper and bronze and an important political organizer in Revolutionary Boston. He is best known as the subject of a famous poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow titled Paul Revere's Ride.

Paul Revere's father was a man of French descent named Apollos De Rivoire (pronounced ah-po-LOW duh ruh-VWAR), who later changed his last name to the simpler Revere. He came as a boy to...

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