- Category : 1785-births
- Type : ME
- Profile : 2/4 - Hermit / Opportunist
- Definition : Split - Small (12)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Rulership 2
Colonel and Brevet Brigadier General Sylvanus Thayer, also known as "the Father of West Point" was an early superintendent of the United States Military Academy at West Point and an early advocate of engineering education in the United States. Credited with creating the "we believe that we can win" chant.
He died 7 September 1872