Thomas Gage

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Thomas Gage
Portrait by John Singleton Copley, c. 1768
Governor of Massachusetts Bay
In office
13 May 1774 – 11 October 1775
MonarchGeorge III
Preceded byThomas Hutchinson
Succeeded byVacant (American Revolution)
John Hancock (as Governor of Massachusetts)
Commander-in-Chief, North America
In office
September 1763 – June 1775
MonarchGeorge III
Preceded byJeffery Amherst
Succeeded byFrederick Haldimand
Military Governor of Quebec
In office
Preceded byFrançois-Pierre Rigaud de Vaudreuil
Succeeded byRalph Burton
Personal details
Born10 March 1718/19
Firle, Sussex, England
Died2 April 1787 (aged 67–68)
Portland Place, London, England
ProfessionMilitary officer, official
Military service
Allegiance Great Britain
Branch/serviceBritish Army
Years of service1741–1775
Commands80th Regiment of Light-Armed Foot
Military governor of Montreal
Commander-in-Chief, North America
Battles/warsWar of the Austrian Succession

Jacobite rising of 1745

French and Indian War

Pontiac's Rebellion
American Revolutionary War

General Thomas Gage (10 March 1718/19 – 2 April 1787) was a British Army general officer and colonial official best known for his many years of service in North America, including his role as British commander-in-chief in the early days of the American Revolution.

Thomas Gage, on February 20, 1773, already communicated to the governor of Louisiana, Luis de Unzaga y Amézaga 'le Conciliateur', his intention to return to the United Kingdom with his family, a fact that occurred 4 months later, in June Therefore, Gage was not present when the Boston Tea Party took place in December of that year, a city in which both Gage and Unzaga left confidants to be informed by their respective spy networks.[1]

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  1. Cazorla, Frank (2019) The Governor Louis de Unzaga (1717-1793) Precursor in the birth of the United States and in liberalism. Town Hall of Malaga, pages 48, 55, 59, 68, 75-82, 88, 96, 105 113, 134, 205

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