George Washington by Gilbert Stuart

Paul Revere

Midnight Rider


Paul Revere is famous for the Midnight Ride of April 18, 1775, where he spread the alarm through the New England countryside. Contrary to popular belief, he did not say, “The British are coming.” Since Americans at the time still felt they were British, his actual alarm call was, “The Regulars are coming out!” Prior to the Revolution, Revere worked as a silversmith in Boston and completed a famous etching of the Boston Massacre. Revere was one of three Patriots who rode out to warn that the British were approaching. The three split up and Revere rode to Lexington to warn John Hancock and Samuel Adams. His ride was immortalized by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem – Paul Revere’s Ride. After the American Revolution, Revere became a successful businessman owning and operating a hardware store, a foundry, and a copper mill.

“The Regulars are coming out!”

“No matter what you do, you’ll never run away from you.”

Paul Revere was of French decent.


Revere also worked as an amateur dentist in 1776.


Paul Revere was a member of the Sons of Liberty and founded the first patriot intelligence network on record known as the “mechanics.”

The horse Paul Revere rode on his Midnight Ride was named Brown Beauty.


Revere had 16 children.