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1759, Apr 291801, Sep 11
a senior British Royal Navy officer of the late 18th century who became known for being both a prominent society figure and a highly competent naval officer. He served during the American Revolutionary and French Revolutionary Wars and later in his career performed a period of shore duty on the Admiralty board. Seymour maintained a reputation as a courageous and innovative officer: he was awarded a commemorative medal for his actions at the battle of the Glorious First of June and is credited with introducing epaulettes to Royal Navy uniforms as a method of indicating rank to non-English speaking allies.
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08/13/1799-English fleet under Lord Hugh Seymour overthrows Suriname 
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