James Gambier
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James Gambier (1756 - 1833)

Admiral James "1st Baron Gambier" Gambier
Born in New Providence, Bahamasmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married Jul 1788 in London, Englandmap
Died in Iver, Buckinghamshire, Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 25 Nov 2013
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He was born on October 13th 1756 in the Bahamas. He married Luisa Mathew. He was the Governor of Newfoundland 1802-1804. He commanded the British fleet at Copenhagen in 1807, he was created Baron Gambier in 1807. He became Admiral of the Fleet in 1830. He died on April 19th 1833 at Iver, Buckinghamshire.


  • Dictionary of Canadian Biography
  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
  • Heritage Newfoundland and Labrador [1]
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  • Wikipedia biography [3]
  • Richard C. Blake, ‘Gambier, James, Baron Gambier (1756–1833)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Jan 2008 accessed 26 Oct 2017


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