Paul Revere (1735-1818) was a noted silver- and goldsmith, printer and engraver, bell-founder, dentist, soldier, brewer, and propagandist of the American revolutionary cause.
He even had a profitable business shipping ice from Massachusetts' winter ponds to the torrid West Indies in the Caribbean.
Paul Revere's Ride
In any case, the message got through, and the Minutemen turned out to meet the British expeditionary force that Revere was sent to warn about.
The Battle of Lexington and Battle of Concord were the result, igniting the Revolutionary War.
Revere's house in Boston's North End is now a notable museum:
Revere's Boston home is now a museum...