Person    | Male  Born 27/5/1774  Died 17/12/1857

Sir Francis Beaufort

Categories: Armed Forces, Science

Countries: Ireland

Admiral and hydrographer (map making for sailors). Developed the Beaufort Scale (for winds) in 1805. Born Co. Meath, Ireland. He kept journals, written in code, and these reveal that, as a widower in his sixties, his relationship with his sister, always close, became incestuous for three years, until he married again, to his step-niece. Died Brighton.

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