Alexander Hamilton

Events

Birth Date

Approx. January 11, 1757

Born in Charlestown, Nevis. His parents were James A. Hamilton and Rachel Faucette.

Kings' College

1773

Alexander Hamilton attends Kings' College in New York, 1773

Militia

1775 - 1780

Hamilton joins a volunteer militia. In 1776, Alexander and his sixty men go to battle in the Battle of White Plains and the Battle of Trenton.

Right Hand Man

1777 - 1799

Hamilton becomes George Washington's Right Hand Man for 22 years.

Marriage

1780

Alexander marries Elizabeth Schuyler.

First Child

1782

Alexander and Elizabeth have their first child, Philip Hamilton, on January 22, 1782

Constitutional Convention/Federalists Papers

1784 - 1788

Hamilton serves in the Constitutional Convention and Congress. He then starts to write the Federalists Papers with John Jay and James Madison. John Jay got sick after writing 5. James Madison wrote 29, and Hamilton wrote the other 51.

Founded the Bank of New York

1784

Secretary of Treasure

1789

Alexander is elected Secretary of Treasure in 1789.

Death

1804

On July 11, 1804, Hamilton duels with arch-nemesis Aaron Burr. Aaron Burr shoots him in the abdomen and Alex gets taken immediately to the hospital and dies the next day (July 12, 2017).