The Dictionary of Falklands Biography describes people concerned with the history of the Falkland Islands and South Georgia from the first discoverers in the sixteenth century up to the eve of the Falklands Conflict of 1982. Entries range from brief notes on lesser personalities to essays of 3,000 words on some of the leading figures. The Dictionary includes great explorers like James Cook, Bougainville, Bellingshausen and Ernest Shackleton; political figures – ministers, a king, one saint, British, French, Argentine and Spanish governors; and naval commanders involved in heroic exploration and dramatic battles. Special interests include students of natural history and the environment, from Charles Darwin to recent ornithologists; geologists; farmers and agriculturalists; sailors, whalers and sealers; philatelists and a wide range of native Falkland Islanders from pillars of the community to the decidedly eccentric.


Featured biographies...

CHEEK, FREDERICK JOHN
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councillor, was born at Hill Cove, West Falkland on 16 May 1911. His father John Cheek was also...

CREECE, FRANCES (née Gowans)
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was born at Gdoff {Gdov} Russia on 1 January 1912. Her grandfather had an estate at Gdoff and it...

LONGDEN, Sir JAMES ROBERT
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colonial secretary, was born in St Pancras, London on 7 July 1827, one of seven children of John...