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George Vancouver

Birthplace: Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England (United Kingdom)
Death: May 10, 1798 (40)
Richmond, London, Surrey, England (United Kingdom)
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Son of John Jasper Vancouver and Bridget Berners

Occupation: Oficial de la Royal Navy, explorador
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About George Vancouver

Captain George Vancouver (22 June 1757 – 10 May 1798) was an English officer of the Royal Navy, best known for his 1791–95 expedition, which explored and charted North America's northwestern Pacific Coast regions, including the coasts of contemporary Alaska, British Columbia, Washington and Oregon. He also explored the Hawaiian Islands and the southwest coast of Australia.

In Canada, Vancouver Island and the city Vancouver are named after him, as are Vancouver, Washington in the United States, Mount Vancouver on the Yukon/Alaska border and New Zealand's sixth highest mountain.

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George Vancouver's Timeline

June 22, 1757
Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England (United Kingdom)
May 10, 1798
Age 40
Richmond, London, Surrey, England (United Kingdom)