Angelica Schuyler Church was an American socialite with a rich history and ties to Founding Fathers Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson. Take this quiz to find out how much you know about Church's story.
Angelica was born in Albany, New York, to Continental Army Gen. Philip Schuyler and Catherine Van Rensselaer Schuyler.
Catherine was a descendent of the founders of New Netherland, the Dutch colony whose capital of New Amsterdam became New York City when it was overtaken by the British in 1664.
Angelica was afraid her father would not approve of the marriage.
Elizabeth married Alexander Hamilton.
Church was a U.S. envoy to France. Angelica and John lived in Paris from 1783 to 1785.
While in France, Angelica developed a deep friendship with Benjamin Franklin, who was then U.S. ambassador to France.
Despite being married to her sister Elizabeth, Alexander Hamilton corresponded with Angelica for years. Thomas Jefferson, who was married to Martha Jefferson, did too.
An extensive collection between Jefferson and Church is kept at the National Archives and Records Administration and the Library of Congress.
The University of Virginia is home to the Church archive, which includes letters from Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson, as well as other Church family members.
The university was interested in the letters because of their link to Thomas Jefferson, who founded the University of Virginia in 1819.
That was in a letter from Angelica to her sister Elizabeth, referencing Elizabeth's husband Alexander Hamilton. Whether Elizabeth took it as sisterly banter or something more serious is not known.
The University of Virginia paid members of Angelica's family $275,000 for a series of letters between her and Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette.
As the daughter of a famous Revolutionary War general, she was invited to attend President Washington's inauguration.
The land was located in Genesee and Allegany counties, along the Genesee River in New York.
Angelica is the oldest town in Allegany County, New York.
That was Thomas Jefferson in a letter to Angelica from Paris, dated Aug. 17, 1788.
In a 1787 correspondence, the two devised a plan to write in code and used it to speak of their romantic feelings.
The couple is said to have had eight children.
American artist John Trumbull was a close friend of John Church. In 1784 he met Angelica in London, where he was a member of the social elite. He painted her portrait, as well as portraits of Alexander Hamilton and George Washington.
The stone-and-brick federal-style mansion is known as Belvidere.
The home, built in 1804 from plans attributed to famed architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.
Alexander Hamilton was killed in a duel with Aaron Burr. His son Philip was killed three years earlier in a duel with George I. Eacker.
Angelica passed away in New York City on March 13, 1814, at the age of 58.
The Broadway hit "Hamilton" won the 2016 Grammy award for best musical theater album, a "genius grant" from the MacArthur Foundation and the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History.
The music is a mashup of rap, hip-hop and traditional Broadway tunes, and none of the actors who play Aaron Burr, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson are white.
The 2004 biography was written by historian Rob Chernow.
Renee Elise Goldsberry plays Angelica Schuyler. Jasmine Cephas Jones plays the role of Peggy Schuyler and Phillipa Soo plays Eliza Hamilton.
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Angelica's character sings "Satisfied" and "The Schuyler Sisters."
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