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London Borough of Camden in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

Captain Matthew Flinders, R.N.

1774 - 1814

 
 
Captain Matthew Flinders, R.N. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 18, 2018
1. Captain Matthew Flinders, R.N. Marker
Inscription.
Explorer and
Navigator

lived here


 
Erected 1961 by London County Council.
 
Location. 51° 31.435′ N, 0° 8.411′ W. Marker is in London Borough of Camden, England, in Greater London County. Marker is at the intersection of Fitzroy Street and Warren Street, on the right when traveling north on Fitzroy Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 52 Fitzroy Street, London Borough of Camden, England W1T 5BT, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A.W. Hofmann (within shouting distance of this marker); Sir Charles Eastlake (within shouting distance of this marker); Sidney Bechet (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Robert Gascoyne Cecil (about 120 meters away); Francisco de Miranda (about 150 meters away); Samuel Morse (about 150 meters away); Andres Bello (about 150 meters away); a different marker also named Francisco de Miranda (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in London Borough of Camden.
 
Also see . . .
1. Matthew Flinders (Wikipedia). "Captain Matthew Flinders RN (16 March 1774 – 19 July 1814) was an English navigator and cartographer, who was
Captain Matthew Flinders, R.N. Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 18, 2018
2. Captain Matthew Flinders, R.N. Marker - Wide View
the leader of the first circumnavigation of Australia and identified it as a continent....Flinders made three voyages to the southern ocean between 1791 and 1810. In the second voyage, George Bass and Flinders confirmed that Van Diemen's Land (now Tasmania) was an island. In the third voyage, Flinders circumnavigated the mainland of what was to be called Australia, accompanied by Aboriginal man Bungaree." (Submitted on March 27, 2018.) 

2. Flinders, Matthew (1774–1814) (Australian Dictionary of Biography). (Submitted on March 27, 2018.)
 
Categories. Exploration
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 27, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 27, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 27, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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