John André

John André (2 May 1750/1751[1][unreliable source?] – 2 October 1780) was a major in the British Army and head of its Secret Service in America during the American Revolutionary War. He was hanged as a spy by the Continental Army for assisting Benedict Arnold's attempted surrender of the fort at West Point, New York, to the British. André is typically remembered favorably by historians as a man of honor, and several prominent U.S. leaders of the time, including Alexander Hamilton and Marquis de Lafayette, did not agree with his fate.

John André
Born(1751-05-02)2 May 1751
London, Great Britain
Died2 October 1780(1780-10-02) (aged 29)
Tappan, New York, U.S.
Buried
AllegianceGreat Britain
Service/branchBritish Army
Years of service1770–1780
RankMajor
Battles/warsAmerican Revolutionary War 
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