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    Admiral John Byng was a Royal Navy officer. After joining the navy at the age of thirteen, he participated at the Battle of Cape Passaro in 1718. Over the next thirty years he built up a reputation as a solid naval officer and received promotion to vice-admiral in 1747. He also served as Commodore-General of Newfoundland Colony in the 1740s, and was a Member of Parliament from 1751 until his death... (wikipedia)

    • Died On 3/14/1757

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