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George Rogers Clark
George Rogers Clark.jpg
1825 portrait by James Barton Longacre
Nickname(s) Conqueror of the Old Northwest
Hannibal of the West
Washington of the West
Father of Louisville
Born (1752-11-19)November 19, 1752
Albemarle County, Virginia
Died February 13, 1818(1818-02-13) (aged 65)
Louisville, Kentucky
Buried
Cave Hill Cemetery
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch Virginia Militia
Years of service 1776–1790
Rank Brigadier General
Unit Illinois Regiment, Virginia State Forces
Commands held Western Frontier
Battles/wars

Lord Dunmore's War

  • Battle of Point Pleasant

American Revolutionary War

  • Illinois campaign
    • Siege of Fort Sackville
  • Battle of Piqua
Northwest Indian War
Relations John Clark III (father)
Ann Rogers Clark (mother)
General Jonathan Clark (brother)
Captain William Clark (brother)
Ann Clark Gwatmey (sister)
Captain John Clark (brother)
Lieutenant Richard Clark (brother)
Captain Edmund Clark (brother)
Lucy Clark Croghan (sister)
Elizabeth Clark Anderson (sister)
Frances "Fanny" Clark O'Fallon Minn Fitzhugh (sister)
Signature George Rogers Clark Signature.svg

George Rogers Clark founded Louisville, in modern day Kentucky, USA.


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