Sir John Barrow, 1st Baronet, FRS, FRGS

Sir John Barrow was born 19 June 1794 He excelled at mathematics; accompanied Lord McCartney’s expedition to China, 1792; wrote naval biographies, and the standard account of the mutiny on the Bounty; and became Second Secretary to the Admiralty, promoting british exploration. He died in London, 1848.

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