Mahan, Alfred Thayer

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Born: Sep 27, 1840 AD
Died: 1914 AD, at 74 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Historian


1840 - Born on the 27th of September in West Point, New York.

1859 - He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md. and went on to serve nearly 40 years of active duty in the U.S. Navy.

1884 - He was invited by Stephen Luce, president of the newly established Naval War College at Newport, R.I., to lecture on naval history and tactics there.

1886-1889 - Mahan became the college's president.

1890 - Mahan published his college lectures as The Influence of Sea Power upon History.

1896 - Mahan retired from the U.S. Navy but was subsequently recalled to service.

1897 - He sought to arouse his fellow Americans to a realization of their maritime responsibilities.

1902 - Mahan served as president of the American Historical Association.

1914 - Died on the 1st of December on Quogue, New York.
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