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Description: 3rd President of the US. Born:April 13 (April 2, Old Style), 1743, Shadwell, Virginia
Died: July 4, 1826, Monticello, Virginia
Best known as the primary author of the Declaration of Independence. He was a man of many talents -architect, inventor, scientist, and collector of books and artifacts of American history. He could read more than five languages and was the U.S. minister to France for several years.