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Perry, Oliver Hazard

Born: 1785 AD
Died: 1819 AD
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1785 – Oliver Hazard Perry, American naval officer, was born at South Kingston, Rhode Island, on the 23rd of August.

1799 – He entered the navy as midshipman with his father, Christopher Raymond Perry, a captain in the navy, and saw service against the Barbary pirates.

1812 – At the beginning of the War, he was in command of a flotilla at Newport.

1813 – He was transferred to the Lakes in February.

       – He served with Commodore Chauncey, and then was sent from Lake Ontario to Lake Erie, where he took up the chief command at the end of March.

1815 – 1816 – Commanded the "Java" in the Mediterranean expedition.

1819 – He died at Port of Spain in Trinidad on the 23rd of August, of yellow fever contracted on the coast of Brazil.