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Beau·fort

 (byo͞o′fərt)
A city of southeast South Carolina on an island north of Hilton Head Island. It was founded in 1711 near the site of early settlements by the Hugenots (1562-1564) and the Scottish (1682-1684).
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Beaufort

(ˈbəʊfət)
n
1. (Biography) Henry. ?1374–1447, English cardinal, half-brother of Henry IV; chancellor (1403–04, 1413–17, 1424–26)
2. (Biography) Lady Margaret, Countess of Richmond and Derby. ?1443–1509, mother of Henry VII. She helped to found two Cambridge colleges and was a patron of Caxton
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Waves lash Royal Navy admiral Sir Francis Beaufort (1774-1857) devised the Beaufort scale.
The wind scale Francis Beaufort adapted for Royal Navy-wide use in 1831 was based on observing sailors, not wind.
The book spends much of its time with the characters throughout history who made our understanding of wind and forecasting possible, people like Admiral Francis Beaufort, Robert FitzRoy, who sailed with Darwin and became the first head of the Met Office (and who would later commit suicide under a hail of criticism of early forecasts), and William Ferrel, a poor-farmer-made-good and in Streever's words 'possibly the most gifted meteorologist who ever lived'.
The first historical mention of the ancient city came from the English naval captain Francis Beaufort during his exploration of the southern coasts of Turkey in 1811 and 1812.
John Franklin was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) on 20 February 1823, having been nominated by Charles Babbage (1791-1871), Edward Sabine (1788-1883), Francis Beaufort (1774-1857), and 18 others (Royal Society EC/1822/25, royalsociety.org/library/collections/).
What is the technical term for the leaves of ANSWERS: 1 Katharine Hepburn; 2 The shoulder blade; 3 Fronds; 4 Sir Francis Beaufort; 5 The Chinese Red Army; 6 Snooker; 7 Cuzco; 8 Dame Myra Hess; 9 The Ionian Sea; 10 Evelyn Greenslade.
In the same column we said Sir Francis Beaufort invented the Beaumont scale - it should, of course, have said the Beaufort scale.
Sir Francis Beaufort - an Irish hydrographer and officer in the British Royal Navy - established the Beaufort scale for indicating wind force.
How did the 19th century English admiral Francis Beaufort make his name?