John André (2 May 1750/1751[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.
|Born||2 May 1751|
London, Great Britain
|Died||2 October 1780 29) (aged|
Tappan, New York, U.S.
|Years of service||1770–1780|
|Battles/wars||American Revolutionary War|