Traitor to America
|Rank:|| Major general (Continental Army)
Brigadier general (British Army)
|Born:||January 14, 1741|
|Died||June 14, 1801 (aged 60)|
Benedict Arnold was born in Norwich, Connecticut, on January 14, 1741. A member of the Sons of Liberty, Arnold rose to the rank of general in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. Frustrated by the lack of recognition, he subsequently switched sides to the British and plotted the surrender of West Point. When his traitorous plans came to light, Arnold escaped capture and eventually made his way to England. He died in London on June 14, 1801.