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Vancouver, George

Steven E. Kagle

in American National Biography Online

Published in print January 1999 | ISBN: 9780195415599
Published online February 2000 | e-ISBN: 9780198606697 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/anb/9780198606697.article.1602297
Vancouver, George

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Vancouver, George (22 June 1757–12 May 1798), explorer and naval officer, was born in King’s Lynn, Norfolk, England, the son of John Jasper Vancouver, deputy collector of customs, and Bridget Berners. At the age of fourteen he gained appointment as midshipman in training and joined Captain James Cook’s explorations of the Antarctic, the South Atlantic, and the South Pacific aboard the ...

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

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