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Authorised form of nameLeake; William Martin (1777 - 1860)
Dates1777 - 1860
NationalityBritish
Place of birthBolton Row, Mayfair, London, England
Date of birth14 January 1777
Place of deathBrighton, Sussex
Date of death06 January 1860
Dates and placesBurial:
Kensal Green cemetery, London
ActivityEducation:
Royal Military Academy, Woolwich
Career:
Went to the West Indies (1794-1798); sent to Constantinople to instruct the Turks in artillery practice and travelled in Asia Minor and Cyprus (1799); engaged in a general survey of Egypt (1801-1802), and of European Turkey and Greece (1804-1807); lived in Greece (1808-1810); retired from the army; wrote topographical books on Greece
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election13/04/1815
Relationships2nd son of John Martin Leake of Thorpe Hall, Essex
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1860-1862 vol 11 pp vii-ix
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/27833332
Royal Society codeNA7445
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
IM/002664Leake, William Martinnd
EC/1815/02Leake, William Martin: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MC/2/209Requisition for a Special General Meeting of the Royal Society21 May 1836
MC/2Volume 2 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1832-1838
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