Prince Rupert
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Born on 17th of December 1619
Died on 29th of November 1682

Born 1619 - Prague. Died 1682 - English cavalry officer.

Nephew of Charles I. Served as Royalist soldier. Captured, acquitted by a court martial but banished from England by Parliament. Lived mainly in France until the Restoration. Served under Duke of York in Navy. Took part in founding of Hudsonís Bay Company (1670), one of founders of Royal Society.

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