Paul Revere was born on January 1, 1735 in Boston, Massachusetts.
Revere was a member of the "Sons of Liberty." On December 16, 1773, he took
part in the Boston Tea Party.
On April 18, 1775, Revere and William Dawes were sent to warn Samuel Adams
and John Hancock of British plans to march from Boston to Concord to
seize patriot military stores. Signal lanterns were to be placed in
the steeple of the Old North Church in Boston, two lanterns would mean the
British were coming by sea, and one would mean by land. One lantern
was lit to warn that the British were coming by land.
Revere left Boston around 10 PM. Along the road to Lexington, he warned
residents that "the British are coming!" He never made it to Concord, being
captured on the way.
During and after the war, Revere worked as a silversmith in Boston. He
died on May 10, 1818.