Frederick William Beechey

Frederick William Beechey
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Beechey painted by his brother
George Duncan Beechey
President of the Royal Geographical Society
In office
28 May 1855 – 29 November 1856 (1855-05-28 – 1856-11-29)
Preceded byThe Earl of Ellesmere
Succeeded bySir Roderick Murchison
Personal details
Born(1796-02-17)17 February 1796
London, Middlesex, England
Died29 November 1856(1856-11-29) (aged 60)
London, Middlesex, England
Military service
Allegiance United Kingdom
Branch Royal Navy
Service years1806–1856
RankRear admiral
CommandsHMS Blossom (1806)

Frederick William Beechey FRS (17 February 1796 – 29 November 1856) was an English naval officer, artist, explorer, hydrographer and writer.