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Blakiston, Thomas Wright (1832–1891), army officer and explorer

H. E. D. Blakiston.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; History of the Americas; Asian History; Indian History. 1247 words.

Blakiston, Thomas Wright (1832–1891), army officer and explorer, was born at Lymington in Hampshire on 27 December 1832, the second of three sons of John Blakiston (1785–1867), army...

Burnes, Sir Alexander (1805–1841), political officer in India and explorer

Katherine Prior.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Indian History; Politics; Middle Eastern History. 1016 words.

Burnes, Sir Alexander (1805–1841), political officer in India and explorer, fourth of the five sons of James Burnes (1780–1852), provost of Montrose, and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of...

Chesney, Francis Rawdon (1789–1872), army officer and explorer

Stanley Lane-Poole.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Asian History. 2867 words.

Chesney, Francis Rawdon (1789–1872), army officer and explorer, was born on 16 March 1789 at Ballyvea, Annalong, co. Down, the eldest son of Alexander Chesney (1755–1843) and his second...

Collinson, Sir Richard (1811–1883), naval officer and explorer

J. K. Laughton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; World History; Maps and Map-making; History of the Americas; Asian History. 853 words.

Collinson, Sir Richard (1811–1883), naval officer and explorer, was born on 7 November 1811 at Gateshead, co. Durham, where his father, the Revd John Collinson (c.1791–1857), was rector....

Colquhoun, Archibald Ross (1848–1914), explorer, colonial administrator, and author

Donal Lowry.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; History of the Americas; Asian History; African History. 1237 words.

Colquhoun, Archibald Ross (1848–1914), explorer, colonial administrator, and author, was born at sea off the Cape of Good Hope in March 1848, the fifth of six children of Dr Archibald...

Elias, Ney (1844–1897), explorer and diplomatist

Elizabeth Baigent.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; Asian History; Diplomatic History; International Relations. 1345 words.

Elias, Ney (1844–1897), explorer and diplomatist, was born at Widmore, Kent, on 10 February 1844, the second son of Ney Elias (d. 1891) of Kensington and his wife, Sophia, both from...

Fawcett, Percy Harrison (b. 1867, d. in or after 1925), soldier and explorer

Anita McConnell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; World History; Maps and Map-making; History of the Americas; Indian History. 2469 words.

Fawcett, Percy Harrison (b. 1867, d. in or after 1925), soldier and explorer, was born on 31 August 1867 at Devonia, Torquay, Devon, the son of Edward Boyd Fawcett (1839–1884), of...

Freshfield, Douglas William (1845–1934), geographer and mountain explorer

R. N. Rudmose Brown.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Earth Sciences and Geography; World History; Maps and Map-making; Asian History; European History. 1223 words.

Freshfield, Douglas William (1845–1934), geographer and mountain explorer, was born at Hampstead, Middlesex, on 27 April 1845, the only son of Henry Ray Freshfield (1814–1895) [see under Fr...

Gill, William John (1843–1882), explorer and army officer

R. H. Vetch.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Asian History; Middle Eastern History. 1298 words.

Gill, William John (1843–1882), explorer and army officer, was born in Bangalore, India, on 10 September 1843, the eldest son of the three sons of Major Robert Gill (1805–1879) of the...

Hosie, Sir Alexander (1853–1925), diplomatist and explorer

W. E. Soothill.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; Asian History; Diplomatic History; International Relations. 1202 words.

Hosie, Sir Alexander (1853–1925), diplomatist and explorer, was born at Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, on 16 January 1853, the elder son and second child of Alexander Hosie, a farmer, and his...

Macgregor, Sir Charles Metcalfe (1840–1887), army officer, explorer, and military strategist

S. P. Oliver.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Defence Strategy, Planning, and Research; World History; Maps and Map-making; Land Forces and Warfare; Asian History; African History. 1364 words.

Macgregor, Sir Charles Metcalfe (1840–1887), army officer, explorer, and military strategist, was born at Agra on 12 September 1840, the second son of Robert Guthrie Macgregor and his wife,...

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...

Pereira, George Edward (1865–1923), army officer and explorer

M. J. Pollock.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Asian History. 1750 words.

Pereira, George Edward (1865–1923), army officer and explorer, was born on 26 January 1865, at 4 Upper Portland Place, Marylebone, London. He was the second of four children and eldest son...

Philby, Harry St John Bridger (1885–1960), explorer and Arabist

James Craig.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; Education; Indian History; African History. 1791 words.

Philby, Harry St John Bridger (1885–1960), explorer and Arabist, was born at St John's, Badulla, Ceylon, on 3 April 1885, the second son of Harry Montagu Philby (d. 1913), a coffee planter,...

Rawling, Cecil Godfrey (1870–1917), army officer and explorer

T. R. Moreman.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Asian History. 686 words.

Rawling, Cecil Godfrey (1870–1917), army officer and explorer, was born at Stoke, Devonport, on 16 February 1870, the second son of Samuel Bartlett Rawling, of Stoke, and his wife, Ada...

Schomberg, Reginald Charles Francis (1880–1958), army officer and explorer

M. J. Pollock.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Asian History. 1200 words.

Schomberg, Reginald Charles Francis (1880–1958), army officer and explorer, was born on 19 September 1880 at 4 Russell Terrace, Lower Walmer, Kent, the elder of two children, and only son,...

Shackleton, Edward Arthur Alexander, Baron Shackleton (1911–1994), explorer and politician

Andrew Roth.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; History of the Americas; Asian History; UK Politics. 1402 words.

Shackleton, Edward Arthur Alexander, Baron Shackleton (1911–1994), explorer and politician, was born on 15 July 1911, the younger son and youngest of three children of Sir Ernest Henry...

Shaw, Robert Barkley (1839–1879), explorer and government agent

Stephen Wheeler.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Asian History. 610 words.

Shaw, Robert Barkley (1839–1879), explorer and government agent, son of Robert Grant Shaw, of Box, Wiltshire, and his wife, Martha Barkley, was born at Upper Clapton, London, on 12 July...

Stein, Sir (Marc) Aurel (1862–1943), archaeologist and explorer

Annabel Walker.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Archaeology; World History; Maps and Map-making; Asian History; Indian History. 2449 words.

Stein, Sir (Marc) Aurel (1862–1943), archaeologist and explorer, was born on 26 November 1862 at Tüköry utca, Pest, the third of the three children of Nathan Stein (c.1810–1889), merchant,...

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...