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Encyclopedia > Bernard Burke

Sir John Bernard Burke (January 5, 1814 - December 12, 1892) was a British officer of arms and genealogist. January 5 is the 5th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1814 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... December 12 is the 346th day (347th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 19 days remaining. ... 1892 (MDCCCXCII) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Dr. Conrad Swan, while York Herald, one of thirteen officers of arms at the College of Arms. ... Genealogy is the study and tracing of family pedigrees. ...

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Personal life

He was born in London, and was educated in London and in France. His father, John Burke (1787-1848), was also a genealogist, and in 1826 issued a Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage of the United Kingdom. This work, generally known as Burke's Peerage, has been issued annually starting in 1847. While practising as a barrister Bernard Burke assisted his father in his genealogical work, and in 1848 took control of his publications. Continuing the strong family tradition of genealogy and heraldry, Burke's son, Sir Henry Farnham Burke, would eventually rise to the office of Garter Principal King of Arms. This article is about the British city. ... 1787 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1848 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The oldest surviving photograph, Nicéphore Niépce, circa 1826 1826 (MDCCCXXVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Burkes Peerage & Gentry is a guide to the titled families of Great Britain and Ireland. ... 1847 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1848 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Garter Principal King of Arms is the senior King of Arms, and the senior Officer of Arms of the College of Arms. ...


Heraldic and genealogical work

In 1853 Burke was appointed Ulster King of Arms. In 1854 he was knighted and in 1855 he became Keeper of the State Papers in Ireland. After having devoted his life to genealogical studies he died in Dublin on the 12th of December 1892. In addition to editing Burke's Peerage from 1847 to his death, Burke brought out several editions of a companion volume, Burke's Landed Gentry, which was first published between 1833 and 1838. In 1866 and 1883 he published editions of his father's Dictionary of the Peerages of England, Scotland and Ireland, extinct, dormant and in abeyance (earlier editions, 1831,1840, 1846); and in 1855 and 1876 editions of his Royal Families of England, Scotland and Wales (1st edition, 1847-1851) Integral to the study of armorists was the publication in 1878 (enlarged edition in 1883) of his Encyclopaedia of Heraldry, or General Armoury of England, Scotland and Ireland. Burke's own works include: 1853 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Norroy and Ulster King of Arms is one of the senior Officers of Arms of the College of Arms, and the junior of the two provincial Kings of Arms. ... 1854 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1855 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 53. ... 1847 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Armory is the study of coats of arms. ...

  • The Roll of Rattle Abbey (1848)
  • The Romance of the Aristocracy (1855)
  • Vicissitudes of Families (1883 and several earlier editions)
  • The Rise of Great Families (1882)

He was succeeded as editor of Burke's Peerage and Landed Gentry by his fourth son, Ashworth Peter Burke.


See also

The Colleges own coat of arms was granted in 1484. ... Heraldry is the science and art of designing, displaying, describing and recording coats of arms and badges, as well as the formal ceremonies and laws that regulate the use and inheritance of arms. ... King of Arms is the title given to a kingdoms chief heralds. ...

External links

  • The College of Arms

This article incorporates text from the Encyclop√¶dia Britannica Eleventh Edition, a publication now in the public domain. Encyclopædia Britannica, the 11th edition The Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition (1910–1911) is perhaps the most famous edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica. ... The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ...


 
 

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