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Famous Sons of Liberty Members

List of Famous Sons of Liberty Members ranked by fame and popularity. The Sons of Liberty was a group of American patriots who famously rebelled against the British government. They are best known for protesting the Tea Act by staging the Boston Tea Party rally in 1773. Though most closely associated with the American Revolutionary War, the Sons of Liberty name has been claimed by several groups in recent history.

Who are some of the most famous members of the Sons of Liberty? Several of America's founding fathers top our list. John Hancock opposed the unfair acts of the British for quite some time. In 1765 his boat was thought to be smuggling goods so the British took it and eventually burned it causing a riot. Samuel Adams took a leadership role in the Sons of Liberty, helping congress to draft the Declaration of Independence.

Paul Revere is another famous American patriot and member of the Sons of Liberty. He helped to organize an intelligence and notification system to keep up to date on the plans of the British military. He famously went on his midnight ride in 1775 to notify fellow patriots that the King's troupes were coming to disarm the rebels.

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  • Benedict Arnold
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    • Age: Dec. at 60 (1741-1801)
    • Birthplace: Norwich, Connecticut
  • John Hancock
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    • Age: Dec. at 56 (1737-1793)
    • Birthplace: Braintree, Massachusetts, United States of America
  • Paul Revere
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    • Age: Dec. at 83 (1735-1818)
    • Birthplace: North End, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Patrick Henry
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    • Age: Dec. at 63 (1736-1799)