About George Back
George Back is best known as the Royal Navy officer and explorer who helped to trace the Arctic coastline of North America.
He was educated at the Stockport Grammar School.
He was motivated by the valiant exploits of the Royal Navy Army to go to sea. In 1808, he got aboard the HMS Arethusa as a first class volunteer. A year later, he was seized by French soldiers while serving in a boat near San Sebastian. After five years of being a prisoner of war, he was freed.
In 1832, he set sail on a 3-year expedition to the Arctic. After his safe return to England, he was knighted and was made a Fellow of the Royal Society.
He got married to widow, Theodosia Elizabeth Hammond.
He detailed his discoveries in “Narrative of the Arctic Land Expedition to the Mouth of the Great Fish River.”
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F.A.Q. about George Back
When is his birthday?
George Back's birthday is on November 6, 1796.
In how many days is his birthday?
George's birthday is in 39 days
How old was George when he died?
He was 81 years old.
When did he die?
He died in June 23, 1878.
How old would he be today?
George Back would be 225 years old if he was alive today.
Where was George from?
He was born in Stockport, Cheshire.