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The Fascinating Biography that Took Alexander Hamilton to the Bright Lights of Broadway

Alexander Hamilton’s life is perhaps best known for its end: he was mortally wounded in a duel with political rival Aaron Burr. But his personal life and political achievements are fascinating, impressive, and—until recently—underappreciated. Here is a man who, though featured on our ten-dollar bill, many Americans know little about. I was certainly one of them.

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10 Things You Didn't Know About New York City

A founding father’s house is in the middle of a Harlem park. Hamilton Grange, the former of home of Alexander Hamilton. Hamilton built the Federal-style home in 1802, but died in that famous duel with Aaron Burr two years later. The house was moved from its original location to Convent Avenue in 1889, and made the journey to its current resting place in St. Nicholas Park in 2008.

Portrait of Alexander Hamilton, by John Trumbull. Source: Wikimedia Commons. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “Deadly Duel: Vice President Burr Kills Alexander Hamilton.”

American statesman, Alexander Hamilton was married in 1780 to Philip Schuyler's daughter Elizabeth at the Schuyler Mansion in Albany


The Duel: The Parallel Lives of Alexander Hamilton & Aaron Burr (Hardcover)

In curiously parallel lives, Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr were both orphaned at an early age. Both were brilliant students who attended college? one at Princeton, the other at Columbia?and studie