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Beresford, William Carr (William)

Born: 1768 AD
Died: 1854 AD, at 85 years of age.

Nationality: British
Categories: Politician


1786 - He was born on the 2nd of October.

         - General in the British Army and a marshal in the Portuguese army.

1801 - He served with distinction in Egypt.

1806 - He participated in the capture of Cape Colony from the Dutch.

         - He captured Buenos Aires, but held it only briefly before it was retaken by Jacques de Liniers.

1807 - Beresford occupied Madeira and for a time was governor of the island.

1808 - He Joined with Arthur Wellesley in Portugal , he successfully reorganized the Portuguese army and was prominent throughout the Peninsular War.

1828 - He was master general of ordnance in Wellington's cabinet.

1854 - William Carr Beresford died on the 8th of January.





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