Gentleman Johnny

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British general in the American Revolution who captured Fort Ticonderoga but lost the battle of Saratoga in 1777 (1722-1792)

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No admirer of Gentleman Johnny, whom she considered as arrogant as he was incompetent, the Baroness noted that "it was only too true that he likes to make himself easy, and that he spent half his nights in singing and drinking, and diverting himself with his mistress who was as fond of champagne as himself.