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William Brown

Birthdate: (79)
Birthplace: Foxford, Connaught, Ireland
Death: March 3, 1857 (79)
Place of Burial: Buenos Aires, Capital Federal, Argentina
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Son of unknown Gannon and unknown Brown
Husband of Elizabeth Brown
Father of William Edmund Brown and Sara Brown

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About William Brown

Admiral William Brown (also known in Spanish as Guillermo Brown) (June 22, 1777 – March 3, 1857) was an Irish-born Argentine Admiral. Brown's victories in the Independence War, the Argentina-Brazil War, and the Guerra Grande in Uruguay earned the respect and appreciation of the Argentine people, and today he is regarded as one of Argentina's national heroes. Creator and first admiral of the country's maritime forces, he is commonly known as the "father of the Argentine Navy".

Founder of the Argentine Navy, William Brown is considered a national hero in Argentina, with more than 1,200 streets named after him.

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In 1856 Browns son Eduardo dies in an accident on his farm and this affects the health of the aging Brown.Surrounded by his remaining children, Guillermo and Martina and his wife Elizabeth William Brown dies 3rd March 1857.


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William Brown's Timeline

June 22, 1777
Foxford, Connaught, Ireland
March 29, 1826
Age 48
Leicester, Leicestershire, UK
March 3, 1857
Age 79
Buenos Aires, Capital Federal, Argentina