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Beaufort, Francis, Sir

Born: 1774 AD
Died: 1857 AD
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.