Definition of First Marquess Cornwallis

1. Noun. Commander of the British forces in the American War of Independence; was defeated by American and French troops at Yorktown (1738-1805).

Exact synonyms: Charles Cornwallis, Cornwallis
Generic synonyms: Full General, General, Peer

Lexicographical Neighbors of First Marquess Cornwallis

First Earl of Chatham
First Earl of Orford
First Epistle of John
First Epistle of Paul the Apostle to Timothy
First Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Corinthia
First Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Thessalon
First Epistle of Peter
First Epistle to Timothy
First Epistle to the Corinthians
First Epistle to the Thessalonians
First Family
First Laddie
First Ladies
First Lady
First Lord of the Treasury
First Marquess Cornwallis (current term)
First Nation
First Nations
First Reich
First State
First Viscount Haldane of Cloan
First Viscount Nuffield
First Vision
First World
First World War
First of May
First of October Antifascist Resistance Group
Firth of Clyde
Firth of Forth
Firth of Lorn

Literary usage of First Marquess Cornwallis

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A History of England in the Lives of Englishmen by George Godfrey Cunningham (1853)
"Charles, the sixth baron, second earl, and first Marquess Cornwallis, was born December 31, 1738. After receiving the necessary degres of instruction to ..."

2. The Portrait Gallery of Distinguished Females: Including Beauties of the by John Burke (1833)
"He died on the 23d of June, 1762, and was succeeded by his eldest son, CHARLES, THE SECOND EARL, AND First Marquess Cornwallis. This nobleman was, in 1765, ..."

3. Contributions in History and Political Science by Ohio State University, Harry Ignatius Marshall (1921)
"(C. Ross, Correspondence of Charles, first Marquess Cornwallis, 1859, VoL I, p..) The present town of Ninety-Six is in Greenwood county. ..."

4. The Asiatic Journal and Monthly Miscellany (1824)
"THE MAUSOLEUM AND ALTAR-TOMB FOR THE First Marquess Cornwallis. . .. : MAUSOLEUM. . THE Mausoleum for Marquess Cornwallis, in which is intended to be placed ..."

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