George Vancouver

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Birthday
22, 1757
Birthplace
England
Death Date
May 19, 1798 (40)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
22, 1757
Birthplace
England
Death Date
May 19, 1798 (40)

About

Royal Navy officer who mapped out the coastlines of Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia.

Before Fame

He was commissioned by the Royal Navy to survey the Pacific Coast of North America and to find any rivers connecting the Pacific with the Atlantic.

Trivia

He mapped out a part of the Columbia river, which he named Mount Hood.

Family Life

His father, John Jasper Vancouver, was a customs collector at King's Lynn.

Associated With

His first ship assignment occurred on an expedition with James Cook.