Friedrich Adolf Riedesel

Portrait by Artist to Come


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BORN:
3 June 1738 in Lauterbach, Hesse (now in Germany)
  DIED:
6 January 1800 in Braunschweig (now in Germany)

           

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Portrait to come. See entry in Wikipedia.

 

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In a land where horsemanship was often men’s touchiest point of pride, Jefferson had to admit he never saw Washington’s like for grace and control in the saddle. A froniter runner and Indian wrestler — his friend George Mercer described his frame as padded with well-developed muscles — Washington had by 1774 refined mere energy down to a grace of least movement, the higher athleticism of the dance. And he danced well.

Garry Wills
Inventing America: Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence (1978)