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John Burgoyne

(1722—1792) army officer, politician, and playwright


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(1722–92)

British general and dramatist. He is largely remembered for surrendering to the Americans at Saratoga (1777) in the War of American Independence. His plays include the comedies The Maid of the Oaks (1774) and The Heiress (1786).

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