George Back

Sir George Back

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Back in 1833
Born(1796-11-06)6 November 1796
Stockport, England
Died23 June 1878(1878-06-23) (aged 81)
London, England
Allegiance United Kingdom
Branch Royal Navy
Service years1808–1878
RankAdmiral
WarsNapoleonic Wars

Admiral Sir George Back FRS (6 November 1796 – 23 June 1878) was a British Royal Navy officer, explorer of the Canadian Arctic, naturalist and artist.[1] He was born in Stockport.

  1. ^ Marsh, James H. (1972). "Back, Sir George". In Hayne, David (ed.). Dictionary of Canadian Biography. Vol. X (1871–1880) (online ed.). University of Toronto Press. Retrieved 24 September 2013.