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Beaufort, Francis, Sir

Born: 1774 AD
Died: 1857 AD, at 83 years of age.

Nationality: British
Categories: Admiral


1774 - Born on the 17th December in Ireland.


Beaufort was the creator of the Beaufort scale for indicating wind force.


1789 - Became obsessed with the importance of education and the development of accurate charts.


1811-1812 - Beaufort charted and explored southern Anatolia, locating many classical ruins.


1817 - Published his book Karamania; or a brief description of the South Coast of Asia Minor.


1829 - Beaufort became the Hydrographer of the British Admiralty.


1857 - He died on 17th of December in Hove, Sussex, England.





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