Definition of John Burgoyne

1. Noun. British general in the American Revolution who captured Fort Ticonderoga but lost the battle of Saratoga in 1777 (1722-1792).

Exact synonyms: Burgoyne, Gentleman Johnny
Generic synonyms: Full General, General

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Lexicographical Neighbors of John Burgoyne

John Bach McMaster
John Bardeen
John Barleycorn
John Barrington Wain
John Barrymore
John Barth
John Bartlett
John Bernoulli
John Berry Hobbs
John Birks Gillespie
John Broadus Watson
John Brown
John Bull
John Bunyan
John Burdon Sanderson Haldane
John Burgoyne (current term)
John C. Fremont
John Cabot
John Cage
John Calvin
John Chapman
John Charles Fremont
John Cheever
John Chrysostom
John Churchill
John Ciardi
John Constable
John Copley
John D. Rockefeller
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Literary usage of John Burgoyne

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1. The Military Opinions of General Sir John Fox Burgoyne by John Fox Burgoyne, George Wrottesley (1859)
"BELIEVING that much which has been written by Sir John Burgoyne would be ... When Sir John Burgoyne was appointed to the office of Inspector-General of ..."

2. Poems of American History by Burton Egbert Stevenson (1908)
"THE FATE OF John Burgoyne [October 17, 1777] WHEN Jack the King's commander Through all the crowd he smiled and bowed Was going to his duty. ..."

3. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN, Sidney Lee (1886)
"John Burgoyne, General, Statesman, and Dramatist, ... For works : The Dramatic and Poetical Works of the late Lieutenant-general John Burgoyne, 2 vols. ..."

4. The Invasion of the Crimea: Its Origin, and an Account of Its Progress Down by Alexander Kinglake (1877)
"ADVERSE LETTERS FROM SIR John Burgoyne, WITH SOME COMMENTS BY THE AUTHOR. ON the 30th of June 1868 Sir John Burgoyne addressed the following letter to the ..."

5. Diary of the American Revolution: From Newspapers and Original Documents by Frank Moore (1860)
"Poor unfortunate John Burgoyne ! The general, in the next paragraph of his instructions, gives a kind of triumph over his qualmish apprehensions, ..."

6. Songs and Ballads of the American Revolution by Henry Llewellyn Williams, jr (1905)
"THE FATE OF John Burgoyne. WHEN Jack, the King's commander, Was going to his duty, Through all the crowd he smil'd and bow'd, To every blooming beauty. ..."

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