Charles Gwynn

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Birthday
4, 1870
Birthplace
Ireland
Death Date
Nov 12, 1962 (92)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
4, 1870
Birthplace
Ireland
Death Date
Nov 12, 1962 (92)

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An Irish-born explorer and British Army officer, he is best known for his influential books on military theory. His works include Imperial Policing (1934) and The Frontiers of Abyssinia: a retrospect (1937).

Before Fame

He attended both St. Columba's College, Dublin and the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich. As a soldier in the British Army, he fought against West African insurrectionists.

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His 1934 book, Imperial Policing, is considered a must-read for political and military leaders involved in minor wars and low-intensity conflicts.

Family Life

He was born in County Down, Ireland. His grandfather was Irish nationalist William Smith O'Brien.

Associated With

He and Niccolo Machiavelli both wrote classic books on war and politics.

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