James Madison was born on March 16th, 1751 in Port Conway, Virginia. He grew up in Orange County, Virginia and ended up going to school at Princeton.

He was one of the three writers of the federalist essays (Alexander Hamilton and John Jay were the other two). He was referred to as the “Father of the Constitution” sometimes, but we all know that many great minds combined to create it. He later got into Congress and helped write the Bill of Rights.

He was elected the 4th president of the United States and served from 1809-1817.

He died on June 28th, 1836 in Montipelier, Virginia.