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Back, Sir George

A. H. Beesly

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/983
Back, Sir George

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Back, Sir George (1796–1878), naval officer and explorer, was born on 6 November 1796 at Stockport, Cheshire, the second son of John Back and his wife, Ann. He entered the navy as midshipman of the Arethusa in 1808. He was present at the destruction of the batteries at ...

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Subjects: Military History ; Naval Forces and Warfare ; World History ; Maps and Map-making ; History of the Americas

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