James Madison (1751-1836)

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Fourth President of the United States (1809–1817), and one of that country's Founding Fathers.

James Madison, Jr., President of the USA, was born 16 March 1751 in Port Conway, Virginia, United States to James Madison, Sr. (1723-1801) and Eleanor Rose (Nelly) Conway (1731-1829) and died 28 June 1836 in Montpelier, Virginia, United States of unspecified causes. He married Dorothea Payne Todd (1751-1836) 15 September 1794 . Notable ancestors include Henry II of England (1133-1189), William I of England (1027-1087), Charlemagne (747-814), Hugh Capet (c940-996), Rurik (c832-879), Alfred the Great (849-899). Ancestors are from the United States, the United Kingdom, British Isles, England, France, Germany, Belgium, Russia, Ukraine, the Netherlands.

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James Madison (March 16 1751 - June 28 1836), was the fourth President of the United States (1809–1817) and one of the country's Founding Fathers.

Considered to be the "Father of the Constitution", he was the principal author of the document. In 1788, he wrote over a third of the Federalist Papers, still the most influential commentary on the Constitution. As a leader in the first Congresses, he drafted many basic laws and was responsible for the first ten amendments to the Constitution, and thus is also known as the "Father of the Bill of Rights".

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