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Sir William Sidney Smith
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Born in Westminster, London
Born on 21st of June 1764
Died on 26th of May 1840

Born 1764. Died 1840 - English naval commander.

Entered navy in 1777. Promoted to lieutenant for bravery. Adviser to King of Sweden earning nickname the Swedish Knight. Raised Napoleonís siege of Acre in 1799. Destroyed Turkish fleet off Abydos in 1807. Became vice-admiral of the Blue in 1810.

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