January 11, 1755 – Birth Date of Alexander Hamilton

On or about this date in history, Alexander Hamilton was born on the island of Nevis, British West Indies.

A portrait of Alexander Hamilton by John Trumbull, 1792.

A portrait of Alexander Hamilton by John Trumbull, 1792.

As Ron Chernow wrote of Hamilton in his masterful biography Alexander Hamilton:

Hamilton was the supreme double threat among the founding fathers, at once thinker and doer, sparkling theoretician and masterful executive. … If Jefferson provided the essential poetry of American political discourse, Hamilton established the prose of American statecraft. No other founder articulated such a clear and prescient vision of America’s future political, military, and economic strength or crafted such ingenious mechanisms to bind the nation together.”

Hamilton as he now appears in the nation's capital...

Hamilton as he now appears in the nation’s capital…

Hamilton as most of us know him today

Hamilton as most of us know him today

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