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Stephen F. Austin

Born: Nov 3, 1793

Death: Dec 27, 1836

Birthplace: Austinville

Nationality: United States

Stephen F. Austin

Date of Birth : Nov 3, 1793
Date of Death : Dec 27, 1836
Birth Place : Austinville

Stephen Fuller Austin was an Mexican, Texan, American empresario born in Virginia and raised in southeastern Missouri. Known as the Father of Texas, he led the second, and ultimately successful, colonization of the region by bringing 300 families from the United States to the region in 1825. In addition, he worked with the Mexican government to support immigration from the United States. Numerous places and institutions are named in his honor, including the capital of Texas, Austin in Travis County, Austin County, Austin Bayou, Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Austin College in Sherman, and a number of K-12 schools.

Also known as

  • Stephen Austin
  • Father of Texas


  • Moses Austin
  • Mary Brown Austin
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