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Charles Napier

General Charles Napier
National Portrait Gallery, London

Profession: General

United Kingdom

Born: August 10, 1782
Birthplace: Whitehall Palace, London, England, United Kingdom
Star Sign: Leo

Died: August 29, 1853 (aged 71)
Cause of Death: Complications from catching a cold after serving as a pallbearer at the Duke of Wellington's funeral

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Historical Events

  • 1839-10-10 British troops under General Charles Napier occupy Beirut
  • 1843-02-17 Battle of Miani: Bombay Army of the East India Company led by Charles Napier defeats a Baluch army of Talpur Emirs of Sindh led by Mir Nasir Khan Talpur. Leading to the capture of parts of Sindh, the company's first possession in modern-day Pakistan.

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