Alexander Hamilton was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States and the 1st United States Secretary of the Treasury. He was born on January 11, 1755 or 57 in Nevis, West Indies.
Hamilton’s footprints in the history of the United States are extensive and awe-inducing. He wrote 51 of the 85 Federalist Papers and was one of the 39 men to sign the United States Constitution in 1787. He laid the foundations for the Coast Guard, developed our currency system, founded The Bank of New York, and established the New York Evening Post.
He died in New York City on July 12, 1804, after being mortally wounded in a duel with Aaron Burr.