Dana, Richard Henry

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Born: Aug 01, 1815 AD
Died: 1882 AD, at 66 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Authors, Lawyers


1815 - Richard Henry Dana Jr. was born on the 1st of August Cambridge, Massachusetts.

 

1834 - He left Harvard to enlist as a common sailor on a voyage around Cape Horn.

 

1836 - He set foot back in Boston in September.

 

1837 - After his sea voyage, he returned to Harvard, completing his education.

 

Became a lawyer, and an expert on maritime law, many times defending common seamen.

 

1840 - Wrote novel "Two Years before the Mast".

 

1848 - He became a prominent abolitionist, helping to found the anti-slavery Free Soil Party.

 

1859 - Visited Cuba while its annexation was being debated in the U.S. Senate.

 

1882 - He died on 6th of January of influenza in Rome, and is buried in that city's Protestant Cemetery.

 

 

 

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