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1785 ca1852, Oct 31
an officer in the British Royal Navy, serving as a master on several ships, after being impressed into service at the age of eighteen in Ireland, where he was born. He is noted for exploring parts of Antarctica, sighting the Trinity Peninsula in January 1820.
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01/30/1820-Edward Bransfield aboard the Williams discovers Antarctica (UK claim)
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