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Sir George Back (6 November 179623 June 1878) was a British naval officer, explorer of the Arctic and artist. November 6 is the 310th day of the year (311th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 55 days remaining. ... 1796 was a leap year starting on Friday. ... June 23 is the 174th day of the year (175th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 191 days remaining. ... 1878 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Navy is also:- shorthand for Navy Blue the nickname of the United States Naval Academy A navy is the branch of the armed forces of a nation that operates primarily on water. ... See also explorations, sea explorers, astronaut, conquistador, travelogue, the History of Science and Technology and Biography. ... The red line indicates the 10°C isotherm in July, commonly used to define the Arctic region border The Arctic is the area around the Earths North Pole. ... An artist is someone who employs creative talent to produce works of art. ...


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  • Biography at the Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online (http://www.biographi.ca/EN/ShowBio.asp?BioId=38928)

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George Back - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (454 words)
Sir George Back (6 November 1796 23 June 1878) was a British naval officer, explorer of the Arctic and artist.
Back also served under Franklin in his two overland expeditions to survey the northern coast of North America, in 1819-1822 and 1824-1826, during which time he was promoted first to lieutenant and then to commander.
Back led his own expedition in 1834 to complete the survey and explore what was later called the Back River in his honor.
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