Meriwether Lewis Biography, Age, Weight, Height, Friend, Like, Affairs, Favourite, Birthdate & Other

Meriwether Lewis

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Biography Of Meriwether Lewis
Real Name Meriwether Lewis
Profession Political Leaders, Explorers
Famous as Explorer, Politician
Nationality American
Personal Life of Meriwether Lewis
Born on 18 August 1774
Birthday 18th August
Died At Age 35
Sun Sign Leo
Born in Ivy, Colony of Virginia
Died on 11 October 1809
Place of death Hohenwald, Tennessee
Grouping of People Alcoholics
Diseases & Disabilities Depression
Cause of Death Suicide
Family Background of Meriwether Lewis
Father Lt. William Lewis of Locust Hill
Mother Lucy Meriwether
Married No
Education Liberty Hall (Washington and Lee University)
Personal Fact of Meriwether Lewis

Meriwether Lewis was an American explorer, politician and soldier. He is renowned for his role as the leader of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The purpose of the expedition was to explore the territory of the Louisiana Purchase (Louisiana territory acquired by the United States from France in 1803) and establish trade with and sovereignty over the natives and claim the Oregon Country and Pacific Northwest for the U.S. before the European countries.

This expedition also aimed at gaining valued information about geographic nature of the region by collecting scientific data and knowledge about natives including flora and fauna. After his successful expedition, he was appointed as the Governor of Upper Louisiana by President Thomas Jefferson in 1806.

Lewis and Clark Exposition dollars made of gold were minted and postage stamps were issued to honour both Lewis and Clark. Many plants and their subspecies have been named after him. Geographic locations including Lewis County, Tennessee, and Lewis County, Washington, academic institutions and several US Navy vessels were also named after him as a mark of honour.

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