Biography of George Washington

George Washington was the first US President.

Apart from this, he was also the commander of the Continental Army,

and Farmer. Through these roles, Washington exemplified character and leadership.

George Washington was born on February 22, 1732, to Augustine and Mary Ball Washington

at their family's plantation on Pops Creek in Westmoreland County, Virginia.

George's father was a prominent planter in the area and served as a county court judge.

Augustine Washington's first wife was Jane Butler, who died in 1729.

By whom they had two sons, Lawrence and Augustine Jr. and a daughter, Jane.

George Washington never attended college or received formal education.

His two older half-brothers, Lawrence and Augustine, attended Appleby Grammar School in England.

In addition to reading, writing and basic legal forms, George studied geometry and trigonometry

in preparation for his first career as a surveyor

 and etiquette which would shape his character and demeanor for the rest of his life.

George Washington died on 14 December 1799.