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Byng, George (Admiral Rt. Hon. Sir George Byng; 1st Viscount Torrington)

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Born: 1663 AD
Died: 1733 AD, at 69 years of age.

Nationality: British
Categories: Admiral, Naval Officer

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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.

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