Happy Birthday Alexander Hamilton: Founding Father Celebrated on Social Media

By Erica Abbott

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Wikimedia Commons

Happy birthday Alexander Hamilton! Today, the internet remembers Broadway’s favorite “ten-dollar founding father,” the man who was forever immortalized in the 11-time Tony Award-winning musical “Hamilton.”

Hamilton was born on the island of Nevis on January 11, 1755 (or 1757—the exact year is unknown). He served as George Washington’s assistant during the Revolutionary War and was also a key delegate at the Constitutional Convention, according to Biography. Hamilton was also one of the authors of the Federalist Papers, which defended the U.S. Constitution, and later became the first secretary of the treasury. In 1804, he was killed in a duel with political rival Aaron Burr.

Wikimedia Commons

Wikimedia Commons

To celebrate his birthday, Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of the musical “Hamilton,” tweeted, “Happy birthday, Alexander. Thanks for everything. See how your legacy blooms from your mansions of rest.” Others took to social media to remember the founding father through lyrics and GIFs from the show. Take a look at some of the birthday wishes below:

Social Media Wishes Alexander Hamilton A Happy Birthday

Happy birthday, Alexander Hamilton! @Lin_Manuel @HamiltonMusical pic.twitter.com/WjgnH9MyGJ

— Casey Maher (@casedillaaa) January 11, 2017

Happy Birthday Alexander Hamilton!! Thank you to @Lin_Manuel for bringing this man’s story to the stage!

— Julie Herr (@jaherr471) January 11, 2017

Happy birthday Alexander Hamilton you’re my right hand man pic.twitter.com/rqUqxQYaIN

— PRINCEMEEK (@FAYONDxDEUCE) January 11, 2017

Wow, 2016 made me paranoid. Saw Alexander Hamilton trending and thought he died. It’s just his birthday!

— BigHeadSports (@BigHeadSports) January 11, 2017

it is alexander hamilton’s birthday therefore no one can yell at me for screaming lyrics from the show today

— kenz (@mskenziehartnet) January 11, 2017

it’s alexander hamilton’s birthday hbd founding father w/o a father

— tomae (@tomaetosoup) January 11, 2017

Happy Birthday, Alexander Hamilton. “Look at where we are. Look at where we stared” ✨❤

— Tianna Montoya (@tianna_montoya) January 11, 2017

Happy Birthday Alexander Hamilton. Thanks to you we have our country’s financial system, but more importantly, we have an awesome musical.

— Isabella Herman (@ibellaherman) January 11, 2017

Happy birthday Alexander Hamilton, I blame you for the 46 songs that have now replaced my thoughts #RaiseAGlass #Hamilton

— Meron Aydiko (@meroni100) January 11, 2017

you’re very dead but very famous pic.twitter.com/wTCoL7NAoJ

— Rosianna Halse Rojas (@papertimelady) January 11, 2017

How are you remembering Alexander Hamilton today? Sound off in the comments section below!

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