John Byron

(1723—1786) naval officer

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as a midshipman on one of the ships of Anson's squadron, was wrecked on an island off the coast of Chile in 1741. His ‘Narrative’ of the shipwreck, published 1768, was used by his grandson Lord Byron in his description of the storm and wreck in Don Juan.

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