George Washington, the boss of the American History, is a human epic! Everyone knew much about him, consider and worship him as their hero. Still, there are many interesting unknown facts about George Washington that you should know.
6 Things You May Not Know About George Washington
It’s about the Army general’s hair! He had a peculiar hairstyle and many would have thought it was a wig! Guess what, his hairstyle is the favourite style of judges, as we could have seen many attorneys of the past decade copied his style.
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His hair was real and he used to apply powder on his hair to make it appear glossy white.
Highest rank in the US Military
The Ex Army General of the United States of America holds the record of highest rank in the military! He was awarded the highest army rank in the year 1976 and no individual in the military services can ever reach his rank!
George Washington proudly holds the title of the highest ranked US official ever, with additional record that nobody can ever outrank him.
He was awarded this highest rank several decades after his death owing to his achievements and accomplishments for his country.
The Air Force Magazine praised him:
“When Washington died, he was a lieutenant-general. But as the centuries passed, this three-star rank did not seem commensurate with what he had accomplished. After all, Washington did more than defeat the British in battle. Along the way he established the framework for how American soldiers should organize themselves, how they should behave, and how they should relate to civilian leaders. Almost every big decision he made set a precedent. He was the father of the US military as well as the US itself.”
Highest Salary with terrible cash problems
Ok, this fact is completely contradictory. Military officials earn huge package. Did you know Washington was paid a percentage of US total budget as his salary. He earned a sum equal to 2 percent of total budget of US economy. That was huge money in his reign.
However, the one who earned hefty sum suffered from cash flow problems. There was not authentic information whether Washington had financial problems, he borrowed cash to attend in style to his very first inauguration.
That was totally sad!
Sickest President of all in the US history
George Washington has too many credits to his name and fame. While the above mentioned enhanced his influence, this one is a bit of deteriorating him, still he tops the list!
Yes, he suffered from several health ailments, the list is actually very long. His health deteriorated gradually due to various diseases. He suffered from tuberculosis, dysentery, diphtheria, malaria, pneumonia, tonsillitis and many more. While he recovers from a disease, another disease attacks him.
Also, there is a mystery surrounding his death. It was believed widely that he died due to medical malpractice, yet there were no authentic support to withstand this statement.
He might have been infertile!
The epic hero of the United States of America had no biological children, unfortunately. However, he adopted children as his heirs.
Before 6 years, it was declared by the University of Washington School of Medicine that George Washington was infertile (may be), stated by John K. Amory. Amory further substantiated his statement about infertility of Washington pointing out the health ailments.
He stated that tuberculosis infection could have caused infertility, which could have been further worsened by epididymis!
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He was an avid letter writer
He loved to write letters, the true lover of letters. You couldn’t just imagine, that he wrote around 20000 letters in his entire lifetime, which means he might have never skipped writing letter even a day!