admiral, born at Shrewsbury; distinguished himself in an action with a Barbary pirate; rose rapidly to the highest post in the navy; distinguished himself well in an engagement with a French fleet in the W. Indies; he lost a leg, and at this crisis some of his captains proved refractory, so that the enemy escaped, were tried by court-martial, and two of them shot; the wound he received and his vexation caused his death. He was a British tar to the backbone, and of a class extinct now (1653-1702).

The Nuttall Encyclopaedia. . 1907.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Benbow, John — ▪ English admiral born March 10, 1653 died Nov. 4, 1702, Port Royal, Jamaica  English admiral who became a popular hero through his exploits against the French and his death in active service.       The son of a tanner of Shrewsbury, Shropshire,… …   Universalium

  • John Benbow — in 1701, by Sir Godfrey Kneller. He holds a simple officer s hanger.[1] …   Wikipedia

  • John Benbow — en 1701, par Sir Godfrey Kneller. Il tient un hanger de simple officier[ …   Wikipédia en Français

  • John Benbow — en 1701, retrato por Sir Godfrey Kneller.[1] …   Wikipedia Español

  • Benbow — ist der Name mehrerer Orte in den Vereinigten Staaten: Benbow (Florida) Benbow (Kalifornien) Benbow (Missouri) Benbow (Virginia) Personen: John Benbow (1653–1702), englischer Admiral Benbow (Aborigine), Führer der Aborigines Sonstiges: HMS Benbow …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Benbow — may refer to:* Admiral John Benbow (1653 ndash;1702) of the Royal Navy. * Three ships of the Royal Navy named HMS Benbow after the Admiral …   Wikipedia

  • John Knatchbull — (abt 1791 13 February 1844) was a naval captain and convict found guilty of murder in 1844. He was one of the earliest to raise in a British court the plea of moral insanity (unsuccessfully). Biography Knatchbull was born in Mersham, Kent,… …   Wikipedia

  • John Berkeley (1663-1697) — Pour les articles homonymes, voir John Berkeley. John Berkeley Naissance …   Wikipédia en Français

  • John Berkeley, 3rd Baron Berkeley of Stratton — (1663 1697) was an English admiral. Biography He was the second son of John Berkeley, 1st Baron Berkeley of Stratton, and succeeded to the title on March 6, 1682, by the death of his elder brother Charles, a captain in the navy. On December 14,… …   Wikipedia

  • John Benbow — Admiral Benbow, Gemälde von Gottfried Kniller John Benbow (* 10. März 1653 in Shrewsbury, England; † 4. November 1702 in Port Royal, Jamaika) war ein englischer Admiral. Biographie Der …   Deutsch Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.