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an English sea captain. In 1803, Boys, when in charge of a prize, was made prisoner by the French, and continued so for six years, when after many daring and ingenious attempts he succeeded in effecting his escape.Immediately after his escape, and whilst in the West Indies, he wrote for his family an account of his adventures in France; the risk of getting some of his French friends into trouble had, however, made him keep this account private, and though abstracts from it had found their way into the papers it was not till 1827 that he was persuaded to publish it, under the title of Narrative of a Captivity and Adventures in France and Flanders between the years 1803-9, post 8vo.
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Edward Boys17491796
 
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Ashley Bowen1728, Jan 81741
 
17991813
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George Balfourunknown1790
 
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18031803, Sep 16
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Juan Carrascounknown1784
 
1803unknown
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Horatio Nelson1758, Sep 291771
 
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Adam Johann von Krusenstern1770, Nov 191793
 
18061846, Aug 24
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Francisco de Eliza17591773
 
18091825, Feb 19
 a Spanish naval officer, navigator, and explorer. He is remembered mainly for his work in the Pac...
Louis Antoine de Bougainville1729, Nov 121753
 
18111811, Aug 31
 a French admiral and explorer. A contemporary of the British explorer James Cook, he took part in...
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18121824, Feb 24
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Sir John Duckworth1748, Feb 91759
 
18171817, Aug 31
 an officer of the Royal Navy, serving during the Seven Years' War, the American War of Independen...
Jose de Bustamante y Guerra1759, Apr 11770
 
18171825, Mar 10
  a Spanish naval officer, explorer, and politician. With Alessandro Malaspina, they proposed to t...
Joshua Barneyunknown1759
 
1818unknown
 an American Navy officer who served in the Continental Navy during the Revolutionary War. He late...
Stephen Decatur Jr.1779, Jan 51790
 
18191820, Mar 22
 a United States naval officer and commodore notable for his naval victories in the early 19th cen...
Luis Brion1782, Jul 61806
 
 
18211821, Sep 27
 a military officer who fought in the Venezuelan War of Independence. He rose to the rank of admir...
William Howard Allen1790, Jul 81808
 
 
18221822, Nov
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Manuel Quimper17571770
 
18291844, Apr
 a Spanish Peruvian explorer, cartographer, naval officer, and colonial official. He participated ...
Captain Antonio el Majorcamunknown1820
 
 
1829unknown
 At one time an officer in the Spanish Navy. Became a notorious West Indian pirate, but about 1824...
Jose Maria Narvaez17681780
 
18311840, Aug 4
 a Spanish naval officer, explorer, and navigator notable for his work in the Gulf Islands and Low...
Cayetano Valdes y Flores17671782
 
18331835
 a commander of the Spanish Navy, explorer, and captain general who served in the French Revolutio...
Sir George Back1796, Nov 61808
 
 
18391878, Jun 23
 a British naval officer, explorer of the Canadian Arctic, naturalist and artist. As a boy, he wen...
James Clark Ross1800, Apr 151818
 
 
18491862, Apr 3
 a British naval officer and explorer remembered today for his exploration of the Arctic (in the H...
Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen1778, Sep 91796
 
18521852, Jan 13
 a Baltic-German officer in the Imperial Russian Navy, cartographer and explorer, ultimately rose ...
Matthew C. Perry1794, Apr 101809
 
18571858, Mar 4
 a Commodore of the United States Navy and commanded a number of ships. He served in several wars,...
Charles Wilkes1798, Apr 31830
 
18691877, Feb 8
 an American naval officer and explorer. He led the United States Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842 ...
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 a French naval officer who became director of the Paris Observatory and launched the ill-fated Ca...
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