Philip Schuyler, an American general, born in Albany, N. Y., Nov. 22, 1733, died there, Nov. 18, 1804. He inherited, according to the law of primogeniture, the whole of his father's estate, but divided it equally among his brothers and sisters. He entered the army in 1755, and accompanied Sir William Johnson to Fort Edward and Lake George. After the peace he was a member of the colonial assembly of New York. In 1775 he was a delegate to the continental congress, which appointed him a major general and placed him in command of the army in New York and the preparations for an expedition against Canada; but he was taken sick, and the command devolved upon Montgomery. He subsequently conducted the operations against Burgoyne, but after St. Clair's evacuation of Ticonderoga suspicions against Schuyler caused him to be superseded by Gates. His conduct was afterward fully approved by a court of inquiry, but he refused to resume command, though continuing to render important services in the military operations in New York. He was a member of the continental congress from 1778 to 1781, and United States senator from 1789 to 1791, and was again appointed to that office in 1797, but did not serve. - See "Life and Times of Philip Schuyler," by Benson J. Lossing (2 vols. 12mo, New York, 1860-'62; enlarged ed., 1872).