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Beaufort, Daniel Augustus

Toby Barnard.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cartography; World History; Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 1451 words.

Beaufort, Daniel Augustus (1739–1821), Church of Ireland clergyman and cartographer, was the eldest son of the Revd Daniel Cornelius de Beaufort (1700–1788) and his wife, Esther Gougeon....

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Chalmers, James

Andrew Porter.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; Australasian and Pacific History; Religion and Education. 1400 words.

Chalmers, James (1841–1901), missionary and explorer, was born at Ardrishaig, Argyll, on 4 August 1841, the son of John Chalmers (1802–1869), a stonemason from Peterhead. His mother, Mary, null...

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Escalante, Silvestre Vélez de

Christopher J. Huggard.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; Religion and Education. 1045 words.

Escalante, Silvestre Vélez de (fl. 1768–1780), Franciscan missionary and explorer, was born in Spain and arrived in New Spain in 1768. Very little is known of his early life and parentage....

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Field, Thomas

Fergus O'Donoghue.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church; World History; Maps and Map-making; History of the Americas. 494 words.

Field, Thomas (1549–1625), Jesuit and explorer, was born in Limerick, son of a medical doctor, William Field, and his wife, Jenet Creah; his family was of Anglo-Norman descent. He studied...

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Garcés, Francisco Tomás Hermenegildo

Michael Mathes.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religion; World History; Maps and Map-making; Religion and Education. 960 words.

Garcés, Francisco Tomás Hermenegildo (12 April 1738–19 July 1781), Franciscan missionary, explorer, and martyr, was born in Morata del Conde (Aragón), Spain, the son of Juan Garcés and...

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Grenfell, George

E. H. Pearce.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religion and Education; African History; Maps and Map-making. 1616 words.

Grenfell, George (1849–1906), Baptist missionary and explorer in Africa, was born at Ennis Cottage, Trannack Mill, Sancreed, near Penzance, Cornwall, on 21 August 1849, the son of George...

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Grubb, Wilfrid Barbrooke

John Stuart.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online October 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Maps and Map-making; History of the Americas; Religion and Education; World History; Travel and Holiday. 1573 words.

Grubb, Wilfrid Barbrooke (1865–1930), missionary and explorer in Paraguay, was born at Ferryhill, Liberton, Edinburgh, on 11 August 1865, the third of five children of John Barbrooke Grubb...

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Kino, Eusebio Francisco

Michael Mathes.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; Cartography; Religion and Education. 1004 words.

Kino, Eusebio Francisco (10 August 1645–15 March 1711), Jesuit missionary, explorer, and cartographer, was born in Segno (Tirol), near Trent in northern Italy, the son of Francisco Chini...

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Livingstone, David

A. D. Roberts.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; Religion and Education; African History. 9134 words.

Livingstone, David (1813–1873), explorer and missionary, was born on 19 March 1813 at Blantyre, Lanarkshire. He was the second son of Neil Livingstone (1788–1856) and his wife, Agnes...

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Marquette, Jacques

John Patrick Donnelly.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; Religion and Education. 849 words.

Marquette, Jacques (01 June 1637–18 May 1675), Jesuit Nicolas missionary and explorer, was born at Laon, France, the son of Nicolas Marquette, a municipal councillor, and Rose de la Salle....

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