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Sir William Parry
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Born in Bath, Bath
Born on 19th of November 1790
Died on 9th of July 1855

Born 1790. Died 1855 - English navigator.

Served in the navy. Sent to the Arctic in 1810 to protect the whale fisheries. Commanded five expeditions to the Arctic between 1818 and 1827. Knighted in 1829. Made rear admiral in 1852 and governor of Greenwich Hospital (1853).

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http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A020282b.htm Biography
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Edward_Parry wikipedia page

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