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Beaufort, Francis, Sir

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

Nationality: British
Categories: Admiral

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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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