Definition of Paul Revere from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Paul Revere

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(1735-1818) a US hero of the American Revolution. He is remembered for his horse ride at night from Boston to Lexington on 19 April 1775 to warn people that British armed forces had landed. This is described in Longfellow's well-known poem Paul Revere's Ride. Revere had earlier been one of the people involved in the Boston Tea Party. He was an artist who designed and made silver products, and his illustrations of the Boston Massacre helped to encourage the American Revolution. see also Old North Church

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