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Lieutenant Colonel John By

Person   Born 7/8/1779 Died 1/2/1836

Categories: Armed Forces, Engineering

Countries: Canada

Founder of Ottawa, the capital of Canada. Lieutenant Colonel in the Royal Engineers. Born Lambeth and baptised in the church of St. Mary-at-Lambeth, August 10, 1779. After a distinguished career in Canada and in the Peninsular War, he was called out of retirement in 1826 and sent to Canada to build the 200 kilometre Rideau Canal waterway from Ottawa River to Lake Ontario. It opened in 1832. By retired to Frant, East Sussex, where he died.

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