A Google-a-Day Puzzle for July 19

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Our good friends at Google run a daily puzzle challenge and asked us to help get them out to the geeky masses. Each day’s puzzle will task your googling skills a little more, leading you to Google mastery. Each morning at 12:01 a.m. Eastern time you’ll see a new puzzle, and the previous day’s answer (in invisitext) posted here.

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SPOILER WARNING:
We leave the comments on so people can work together to find the answer. As such, if you want to figure it out all by yourself, DON’T READ THE COMMENTS!

Also, with the knowledge that because others may publish their answers before you do, if you want to be able to search for information without accidentally seeing the answer somewhere, you can use the Google-a-Day site’s search tool, which will automatically filter out published answers, to give you a spoiler-free experience.

And now, without further ado, we give you…

TODAY’S PUZZLE:

A Revolutionary War colonel, famous for resisting a siege at Fort Stanwix, had a grandson who became a literary legend. What’s the grandson’s name?

YESTERDAY’S ANSWER (mouseover to see):

Search [ancient Greek philosopher four divine madnesses]. Find that Socrates taught about them, and his ideas were recorded by his student, Plato. Search [Socrates four divine madnesses famous play] to find that in Plato’s Phaedrus, which used Socrates as a character, he spoke of: Love, Poetry, Prophecy and the Mystic Rites (relief from present hardship).

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