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February 6, 1756
Aaron Burr, Jr. was an
American politician, Revolutionary War hero and adventurer. He served as
the third Vice President of the United States under Thomas Jefferson
Taking umbrage at remarks made by Hamilton at a dinner party and
Hamilton's subsequent failure to account for the remarks, Burr
challenged Hamilton to a duel on July 11, 1804, at the Heights of
Weehawken in New Jersey at which he mortally wounded Hamilton.
Burr suffered a debilitating stroke in 1834, which rendered him
immobile. On September 14, 1836, Burr died on Staten Island in the
village of Port Richmond. He was 80.
Where are they buried?
- Princeton Cemetery, Princeton, New Jersey
- Holy Trinity Cemetery, Dothan, Alabama
- Cremated, ashes scattered on the Maxwell Ranch
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