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Revere was born in the North End of Boston on December 21, 1734, according to the Old Style calendar then in use, or January 1, 1735, in the modern calendar. His father, a French Huguenot born Apollos Rivoire came to Boston at the age of 13 and was apprenticed to the silversmith John Coney.

Samuel (Larkin) … born Oct. 22, 1701; died Oct. 8, 1784, aged 83; he was a chairmaker, then a fisherman and had horses and a stable. He was the owner of “Brown Beauty,” the mare of Paul Revere's Ride made famous by the Longfellow poem.

The purpose of Paul Revere's midnight ride, as you may recall from your high school history class, was to race to Concord to warn Patriots Samuel Adams and John Hancock that British troops - 700 of them - were marching to Concord to arrest them. True, warning Adams and Hancock triggered Revere's ride from Boston.

Born January 1, 1735, Paul Revere was a silversmith and ardent colonialist. He took part in the Boston Tea Party and was principal rider for Boston's Committee of Safety. In that role, he devised a system of lanterns to warn the minutemen of a British invasion, setting up his famous ride on April 18, 1775.Apr 27, 2017

As a Jewish scholar, he very likely knew Hebrew (but may not have spoken it). As an educated Roman citizen, he probably spoke some Latin -- the language of the Roman Empire. He was Jewish but also a Roman citizen so he most likely knew at least Greek, Latin and Aramaic or Hebrew or whatever the Jews spoke at that time.