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Bur·goyne(bûr-goin′, bûr′goin′), John 1722-1792.
British general and playwright. In the American Revolution he captured Fort Ticonderoga (July 6, 1777) but lost the Battle of Saratoga (October 17, 1777). The Heiress (1786) was his most popular play.
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(Biography) John. 1722–92, British general in the War of American Independence who was forced to surrender at Saratoga (1777)
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John, 1722–92, British general: surrendered at Saratoga in the American Revolution.
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