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1812

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

Concert overture, op. 49 (1880), by Tchaikovsky; written for the Moscow Exhibition, it commemorates Napoleon's retreat from Moscow in 1812 and incorporates La Marseillaise and the Tsarist...

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Wyld, James, the younger (1812–1887), cartographer and geographical publisher

Elizabeth Baigent.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cartography; World History; Publishing. 950 words.

Wyld, James, the younger (1812–1887), cartographer and geographical publisher, was born in North Street, Lambeth, Surrey, on 20 November 1812, the son of James Wyld the elder and his wife,...

Quin, Edward (1794–1828), cartographer

Elizabeth Baigent.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cartography; World History. 682 words.

Quin, Edward (1794–1828), cartographer, son of Edward Turnly Quin (1762–1823), a newspaper editor of Irish protestant descent, and his wife, Ann Delhoste, matriculated from Magdalen Hall,...

Morrell, Benjamin

Haskell Springer.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making. 962 words.

Morrell, Benjamin (05 July 1795–1839), sealing captain and explorer, was born in Rye, New York, the son of Benjamin Morrell, a shipbuilder. His mother’s name is unknown. When he was less...

Greenleaf, Moses

Olive Hoogenboom.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cartography; World History; Business and Management. 1437 words.

Greenleaf, Moses (17 October 1777–20 March 1834), mapmaker, writer, and promoter of the state of Maine, was born in Newburyport, Massachusetts, the son of Moses Greenleaf, a ship carpenter...

Biscoe, John (bap. 1794, d. 1843), merchant navy officer and explorer

A. G. E. Jones.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; World History; Maps and Map-making; Travel and Holiday. 927 words.

Biscoe, John (bap. 1794, d. 1843), merchant navy officer and explorer, was baptized in Enfield on 28 June 1794, the third son and youngest child of Thomas Biscoe of Waltham Abbey and his...

De Long, George Washington

Samuel Willard Crompton.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 1164 words.

De Long, George Washington (22 August 1844–30 October 1881), naval officer and explorer, was born in New York City, the son of Levi De Long and Catherine Greames (occupations unknown). He...

Bridger, James

Robert L. Gale.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; Military History; Warfare and Defence; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Native American History; US Colonial and Revolutionary History. 1076 words.

Bridger, James (17 March 1804–17 July 1881), fur trapper and trader, explorer, and scout, was born in a tavern near Richmond, Virginia, the son of James Bridger, a surveyor and innkeeper,...