폴 리비어

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폴 리비어

폴 리비어(Paul Revere, 1734년 12월 21일 ~ 1818년 5월 10일)는 미국의 은세공이며, 미국 독립 전쟁 중에는 애국자로 활동했다. 렉싱턴 콩코드 전투의 전령 역할을 했던 것으로 잘 알려져있다.

Revere was a prosperous and prominent Boston silversmith, who helped organize an intelligence and alarm system to keep watch on the British military. Revere later served as a Massachusetts militia officer, though his service culminated after the Penobscot Expedition, one of the most disastrous campaigns of the American Revolutionary War, for which he was absolved of blame. Following the war, Revere returned to his silversmith trade and used the profits from his expanding business to finance his work in iron casting, bronze bell and cannon casting, and the forging of copper bolts and spikes. Finally in 1800 he became the first American to successfully roll copper into sheets for use as sheathing on naval vessels.