- John,1722–92, British general and dramatist: surrendered at Saratoga in American Revolutionary War.
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Miss Burgoyne and her donkey were thrusting their heads in at the half door.Alexander's Bridge and The Barrel Organ
Willa Cather and Alfred Noyes
As to what should best be done, Gage had no idea; Burgoyne, however, was ready with a plan.
And Elbow-room was Burgoyne's name for a long time thereafter.
From Burgoyne's voluminous correspondence we learn his state of mind.
The best contemporary description is, of course, Burgoyne's.
- John . 1722–92, British general in the War of American Independence who was forced to surrender at Saratoga (1777)