First Marquess Cornwallis

Definitions of First Marquess Cornwallis

n commander of the British forces in the American War of Independence; was defeated by American and French troops at Yorktown (1738-1805)

Charles Cornwallis, Cornwallis
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full general, general
a general officer of the highest rank
a nobleman (duke or marquis or earl or viscount or baron) who is a member of the British peerage

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