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 Robert Fitzroy

Robert Fitzroy

Birth
Ampton, St Edmundsbury Borough, Suffolk, England
Death 30 Apr 1865 (aged 59)
Upper Norwood, London Borough of Croydon, Greater London, England
Burial Upper Norwood, London Borough of Croydon, Greater London, England
Plot Near Beulah Hill Road
Memorial ID 19795 · View Source
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Explorer, British Navy Vice Admiral. The first Head of the British Meteorological Office, he was the Captain of "HMS Beagle" on its surveying voyage in 1831 to 1836, to South America and circumnavigation of the world. Naturalist on the ship was Charles Darwin, who's findings on the Galapagos Islands, during the survey, sparked his theory of evolution.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 26 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19795
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Fitzroy (5 Jul 1805–30 Apr 1865), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19795, citing All Saints Churchyard, Upper Norwood, London Borough of Croydon, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .