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Beaufort, Sir Francis (1774–1857), naval officer and hydrographer

J. K. Laughton

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780195149227
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/1857
Beaufort, Sir Francis (1774–1857), naval officer and hydrographer

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Beaufort, Sir Francis (1774–1857), naval officer and hydrographer, was born on 27 May 1774 at Flower Hill, Navan, co. Meath, the second son of the Revd Daniel Augustus Beaufort (1739–1821), rector of Navan, a topographer and architect of some distinction, and his wife, ...

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Subjects: Military History ; Naval Forces and Warfare ; Oceanography and Hydrology

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