Matthew Calbraith Perry


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Noun1.Matthew Calbraith Perry - United States admiral who led a naval expedition to Japan and signed a treaty in 1854 opening up trade relations between United States and JapanMatthew Calbraith Perry - United States admiral who led a naval expedition to Japan and signed a treaty in 1854 opening up trade relations between United States and Japan; brother of Oliver Hazard Perry (1794-1858)
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In the final slot, at number 100, is Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry, who forcibly opened Japan to Western trade by sailing his gunboats into the harbor of Edo (now Tokyo) in 1853-54.
Meanwhile, Calbraith "Cal" Perry Rodgers, whose great-grandfather Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry (sailing the first U.S.S.