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Chapman, Frederick Spencer (1907–1971), explorer and mountaineer

Jack Longland.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation; World History; Maps and Map-making; Asian History. 1377 words.

Chapman, Frederick Spencer (1907–1971), explorer and mountaineer, was born on 10 May 1907 at Kensington, London, the younger son and younger child of Frank Spencer Chapman, solicitor, of...

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Ludlow, Frank (1885–1972), traveller

Michael Rank.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Indian History; Maps and Map-making; World History; Travel and Holiday; Botany; Agriculture and Farming. 1564 words.

Ludlow, Frank (1885–1972), traveller, was born at 24 Queens Road, Chelsea, London, on 10 August 1885, the son of Walter Ludlow, grocer, and his wife, Ellen Elizabeth, née Crouch. About 1890...

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Mayo, Katherine (1867–1940), author in the United States of America

Mrinalini Sinha.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online October 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political Theory; Literary Studies (Travel Literature); Travel and Holiday; Indian History; Maps and Map-making. 1383 words.

Mayo, Katherine (1867–1940), author in the United States of America, was born on 24 January 1867 in Ridgeway, Pennsylvania, USA, the daughter of James Henry Mayo, mining engineer, and his...

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Michelborne, Sir Edward (c. 1562–1609), soldier and adventurer

D. J. B. Trim.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; World History; Travel and Holiday; Maps and Map-making; Asian History. 696 words.

Michelborne, Sir Edward (c. 1562–1609), soldier and adventurer, was the eldest son of Edward Michelborne (d. 1587), landowner, of Clayton, Sussex, and his first wife, Jane, daughter of...

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Ranjitsinhji Vibhaji, maharaja jam sahib of Navanagar [known as Ranjitsinhji or Ranji] (1872–1933), ruler in India and cricketer

Simon Wilde.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation; Indian History. 2816 words.

Ranjitsinhji Vibhaji, maharaja jam sahib of Navanagar [known as Ranjitsinhji or Ranji] (1872–1933), ruler in India and cricketer, was born on 10 September 1872 in Sarodar, a village on the...

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Shipton, Eric Earle (1907–1977), explorer and mountaineer

Peter Lloyd.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation; World History; Maps and Map-making; History of the Americas; Asian History. 1652 words.

Shipton, Eric Earle (1907–1977), explorer and mountaineer, was born on 1 August 1907 in Ceylon, the younger child and only son of Cecil Shipton, a tea planter, and his wife, Alice Lilian...

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Webbe, Edward (b. 1553/4), soldier and adventurer

Richard Raiswell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; World History; Travel and Holiday; Maps and Map-making; Asian History; European History. 830 words.

Webbe, Edward (b. 1553/4), soldier and adventurer, son of Richard Webbe, 'master gunner of England' (Webbe, Travailes, 17), was born at St Katharine by the Tower, London. Nothing is known...

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