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 (kôrn-wŏl′ĭs, -wô′lĭs), Charles First Marquis Cornwallis. 1738-1805.
British military leader who commanded forces in the Carolinas and Virginia during the American Revolution. His surrender at Yorktown in 1781 signaled the eventual defeat of Britain.


(Biography) Charles, 1st Marquis Cornwallis. 1738–1805, British general in the War of American Independence: commanded forces defeated at Yorktown (1781): defeated Tipu Sahib (1791): governor general of Bengal (1786–93, 1805): negotiated the Treaty of Amiens (1801)


(kɔrnˈwɔ lɪs, -ˈwɒl ɪs)

Charles, 1st Marquis, 1738–1805, British general and statesman.
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The panorama passed before their eyes like a flash, save when the steam concealed it fitfully from the view; the travellers could scarcely discern the fort of Chupenie, twenty miles south-westward from Benares, the ancient stronghold of the rajahs of Behar; or Ghazipur and its famous rose-water factories; or the tomb of Lord Cornwallis, rising on the left bank of the Ganges; the fortified town of Buxar, or Patna, a large manufacturing and trading-place, where is held the principal opium market of India; or Monghir, a more than European town, for it is as English as Manchester or Birmingham, with its iron foundries, edgetool factories, and high chimneys puffing clouds of black smoke heavenward.
Whenever the town rejoiced for a battle won by Washington, or Gates, or Morgan or Greene, the news, in passing through the door of the Province House, as through the ivory gate of dreams, became metamorphosed into a strange tale of the prowess of Howe, Clinton, or Cornwallis.
The French are good soldiers,” said Captain Hollis ter; “they stood us in hand a good turn at Yorktown; nor do I think, although I am an ignorant man about the great movements of the army, that his excellency would have been able to march against Cornwallis without their reinforcements.
Henry van der Luyden had been Louisa Dagonet, and her mother had been the granddaughter of Colonel du Lac, of an old Channel Island family, who had fought under Cornwallis and had settled in Maryland, after the war, with his bride, Lady Angelica Trevenna, fifth daughter of the Earl of St.
Liz Cornwallis and James Taylor - who are running the one-day workshops in Glasgow - use their expertise gained in the NHS, academia and business to teach participants how to achieve what they want in life - whether it be weight loss, career or business success, getting fit and healthy, or stopping smoking.
Dated 1875, Edward, Prince of Wales (who later became King Edward VII) bought the table for the Cornwallis West family.
Beaten just over nine lengths in the Cornwallis Stakes on his final start, his only win came here.
1781: Lord Charles Cornwallis surrendered to George Washington at Yorktown, Virginia in the American War of Independence.
Traditionally, students of history have been taught that the Revolutionary War ended when General Cornwallis surrendered to Washington at Yorktown, Virginia-suggesting that Cornwallis was defeated on the field of battle.
Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown under it leading to England's recognition of the USA at the Treaty of Versailles in 1783.
Charlie Cornwallis, of the University of Oxford, and Dr Emily O'Connor, of the Royal Veterinary College, as saying.