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  1. Charles Cornwallis, 1º Marquês Cornwallis KG (31 de dezembro de 1738 — 5 de outubro de 1805) foi um alto oficial do exército britânico e magistrado colonial. Ele é mais reconhecido nos Estados Unidos e no Reino Unido por seu papel na guerra de independência americana, onde ele comandou os exércitos ingleses durante parte do conflito.

  2. Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis, KG, PC (31 December 1738 – 5 October 1805), styled Viscount Brome between 1753 and 1762 and known as the Earl Cornwallis between 1762 and 1792, was a British Army general and official.

  3. 27/10/2021 · Charles Cornwallis was a British army officer who served as a general during the Revolutionary War (also known as the American Revolution). He led British forces to success in New York and...

    • Military Pedigree
    • Southern Expedition & New York Campaign
    • Southern Campaign
    • Campaign in Virginia & Siege of Yorktown
    • Postwar Career

    In 1757, he obtained leave from the army to travel to Europe to attend a military academy in Turin, Italy. At the outbreak of the Seven Years' War, Cornwallis tried and failed to join his regiment in Germany. He, however, did secure a place on Lord Granby's staff as an aide-de-camp. Cornwallis was present at the battle of Minden when Lord George Ge...

    Cornwallis exposed himself to mortal danger, leading his men visibly on the battlefields. Cornwallis played a role in the British landing and rout of patriot defenders at Kip's Bay when the British landed on Manhattan on September 15. In the early morning of November 20, he commanded the British detachment sent across the Hudson River to capture Fo...

    The British based their southern campaign on the idea that loyalists outnumbered patriots in the south and would flock to the royal standard. While loyalists did support British operations in the south, their numbers were never as high as the British government had hoped and been led to believe. The anticipated support of allied Cherokee and Creek ...

    The Marquis de Lafayette and General Anthony Wayne, commanding Continentals in Virginia, shadowed and harrassed Cornwallis's march to Yorktown while a large French fleet under Admiral de Grasse approached the coast. The combined forces of the Continental Army and the French army under Washington and Rochambeau saw an opportunity and moved to trap t...

    In 1786, Cornwallis was appointed to the position of governor general of Bengal and commander in chief of British forces in India. Commanding an army of twenty thousand men, larger than his southern army during the Revolution, he defeated forty thousand troops of Tipu Sultan during the Third Mysore War (1790 - 92). This campaign helped pave the way...

  4. War & Affiliation Revolutionary War / British. Date of Birth - Death December 31, 1738 - October 5, 1805. Charles Cornwallis was born on New Years’ Eve to an English ruling class family. His father Charles, a Baron, sent Cornwallis to Eton, an exclusive private school, then to a military academy in Turin, Italy.

  5. 01/10/2022 · Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess and 2nd Earl Cornwallis, in full Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess and 2nd Earl Cornwallis, Viscount Brome, Baron Cornwallis of Eye, (born December 31, 1738, London, England—died October 5, 1805, Ghazipur, India [now in Uttar Pradesh, India]), British soldier and statesman, probably best known for his defeat at Yorktown, Virginia, in the last important campaign (September 28–October 19, 1781) of the American Revolution.

  6. Charles Cornwallis nasceu em Grosvenor Square, Londres em 31 de dezembro de 1738, o filho mais velho de Charles, 1º Conde Cornwallis e sua esposa Elizabeth Townshend. Bem relacionada, a mãe de Cornwallis era sobrinha de Sir Robert Walpole, enquanto seu tio, Frederick Cornwallis, serviu como arcebispo de Canterbury (1768-1783).