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Byng, George

Born: 1663 AD
Died: 1733 AD
Nationality: British
Categories: Admiral, Naval Officer

1663 – Born on January 27th in Wrotham, Kent, England. British admiral and politician.

1688 – He gained the rank of Captain in the service of the Royal Navy.

1690 – Married to Margaret Master, daughter of James Master and Joyce Turnor on March 5th.

1703 – He gained the rank of Rear-Admiral.

1704 – He fought in the Battle of Gibraltar.

         – He was invested as a Knight on October 24th.

1705 – He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) for Plymouth.

1708 – He gained the rank of Admiral of the Blue.

1709 – He held the office of Lord of the Admiralty.

1711 – He gained the rank of Admiral of the White.

         – Byng was Master of Trinity House.

1715 – He was created  1st Baronet Byng, of Southhill, corner Bedford on November 15th.

1717 – He held the office of Commander-in-Chief in the Baltic.

1718 – He held the office of Plenipotentiary to Fez and Morocco.

         – He held the office of Commander-in-Chief in the Mediterranean.

         – He held the office of Plenipotentiary to the Princes and States of Italy.

         – He fought in the Battle of Cape Pesaro on July 31st, where he defeated the Spanish fleet.

1720 – He held the office of Rear-Admiral of Great Britain.

         – He held the office of Treasurer of the Navy.

1721 – He was invested as a Privy Counselor (P.C.) on January 3rd.

         – He was created 1st Viscount Torrington, co. Devon on September 21st.

         – He was created 1st Baron Byng of Southhill, co. Bedford on September 21st.

1733 – Died on January 17th at the age of 88.