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William Brown

(1777—1857) naval officer


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(1777–1857), commander of Argentinean naval forces. An Irishman by birth, Brown came into the service of the government of Buenos Aires in the early 1800s and led the Argentinean naval forces for three decades. Argentinean naval historians have asserted that Admiral Brown had the “Nelson touch” because of his inspired leadership, courage, audacity, initiative, and devotion to duty.

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From The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History in Oxford Reference.

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