Commodore Matthew Perry

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Birthday
10, 1794
Birthplace
Newport, RI
Death Date
Mar 4, 1858 (63)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
10, 1794
Birthplace
Newport, RI
Death Date
Mar 4, 1858 (63)

About

U.S. Navy Commodore who served in the Mexican- American War and the War of 1812 and helped open Japan to the West.

Before Fame

He became an officer in the Navy and served early in his career on his brother's ship, the USS Revenge.

Trivia

He helped to establish the United States Naval Academy.

Family Life

He was the brother of fellow U.S. Navy Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry.

Associated With

President Millard Fillmore sent Perry on a mission to open a trade route with Japan.