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24th November 1784

Zachary Taylor

American general and politician, 12th President of the United States (in office from 1849 to 1850)

Zachary Taylor was the 12th President of the United States, serving from March 1849 until his death in July 1850. Taylor previously was a career officer in the United States Army, rose to the rank of major general and became a national hero as a result of his victories in the Mexican–American War, which won him election to the White House despite his vague political beliefs. His top priority as president was preserving the Union, but he died sixteen months into his term, before making any progress on the status of slavery, which had been inflaming tensions in Congress.

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  • Lived from
    1784 - 1850 (Died age 65)
  • Birthday:
    24th November 1784
  • Gender:
    Male
  • Star Sign:
    Sagittarius
  • Place of Birth:
    Barboursville, Virginia
  • Country:
    United States of America