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1848

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

The most celebrated and widespread of the 19th-c. European revolutions proved also a crucial turning point in the Italian Risorgimento. Beginning with an insurrection in Palermo in January,...

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Herreshoff, Nathanael (1848–1938)

John Rousmaniere.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Maritime History. 654 words.

(1848–1938) American naval architect and boatbuilder,

. The most significant designer and builder in yachting history, Nathanael

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Pra Chacón, Arturo (1848–1879)

Carlos López.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Maritime History. 679 words.

national hero of Chile. Arturo Prat Chacón was born near the village of Ninhue in April 1848. Because

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To¯go¯ Heihachiro¯ (1848–1934)

Kazushige Todaka and Alan Thwaits.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Maritime History. 756 words.

. To¯go¯ Heihachiro¯, Japanese navy admiral of the fleet, was born in 1848 in Kagoshima, at the southern end

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Barrow, John (1764–1848)

William Barr.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Maritime History. 973 words.

. John Barrow was born at Dragley Beck near Ulverston, England, on June 19, 1764, the son of

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Marryat, Frederick (1792–1848)

Louis J. Parascandola.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Maritime History. 1285 words.

. Frederick Marryat was born on July 10, 1792, in London, to Catherine von Geyser and Joseph Marryat

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Arturo Pra Chacón

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

(1848–1879),

national hero of Chile. Arturo Prat Chacón was born near the village of Ninhue in April 1848. Because of his father’s illness, the family moved from the farm to ...

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To¯go¯ Heihachiro¯

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(1848–1934),

Japanese admiral. To¯go¯ Heihachiro¯, Japanese navy admiral of the fleet, was born in 1848 in Kagoshima, at the southern end of Japan. His childhood name was...

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Herreshoff, Nathanael Greene

Edited by Dear and Peter Kemp.

in The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Maritime History. 233 words.

(1848–1938),

American naval architect and yacht designer, nicknamed ‘the wizard of Bristol’, who was the progenitor of the ...

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Navies, Great Powers

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

This entry contains eleven subentries: An Overview, British Isles, 1500 to the Present, Dutch Republic, 1577–1714, France, 1660 to the Present, Germany, 1848–1945, Italy, 1500–1945, Japan,...

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Nathanael Herreshoff

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

(1848–1938),

American naval architect and boatbuilder. The most significant designer and builder in yachting history, Nathanael Greene Herreshoff produced many important yachts,...

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Marryat, Frederick

Edited by Dear and Peter Kemp.

in The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Maritime History. 631 words.

(1792–1848),

British naval officer and novelist, born at Westminster, London. He was the son of Joseph Marryat, the agent for Grenada in the Windward Islands, and grandson of ...

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Royal George

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

One of the best-known examples of the capsizing of a ship. A first-rate warship with 100 guns, on 29 August 1782 she was lying at Spithead with almost her entire crew and a large number of...

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Paul-Jean Clays

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(1817–1900),

Nautical painter. The Belgian artist Paul-Jean Clays was born in Brugge (Bruges) on November 20, 1817. From a very young age he was attracted to the sea, rivers, and...

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lifesaving

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Britain was the first nation in the world to adopt a comprehensive organization for saving life at sea. In 1824 a lifeboatman, William Hillary of the Isle of Man, founded the Royal National...

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Frederick Marryat

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Maritime History.

(1792–1848),

British naval officer and novelist, born at Westminster, London. He was the son of Joseph Marryat, the agent for Grenada in the Windward Islands, and grandson of...

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