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William Sidney Smith
(1764-1840)

William Sidney Smith, also known as 'The Swedish Knight', was born in London on 21 Jun 1764 and died in Paris (No. 9 Rue d'Aguesseau) on 26 May 1840. He served in the Royal Navy.

Ranks:

Capt (1783)
RAdm B (1805)
RAdm W (1808)
RAdm R (1809)
VAdm B (1810)
VAdm W (1812)
VAdm R (1814)
Adm B (1821)
Adm W (1830)
Adm R (1837)

He appears as a character in the books "Run Out the Guns" (Robert Challoner), "King's Cutter, A" (Richard Woodman), "So Near So Far" (C. Northcote Parkinson) and "Siege" (Adam Hardy).

Notes:

Son of John Spencer and Mary (née Wilkinson) Smith

• Colonel of Marines
• Lieutenant-General of Marines (28 Jun 1830)

Further Reading:

Howard, Edward Granville George. 1839. Memoirs of Admiral Sir Sidney Smith, K.C.B., &c. [2 volumes] London: Richard Bentley.
Pocock, Tom. 1996. A Thirst for Glory: The Life of Admiral Sir Sidney Smith. London: Aurum.
Shankland, Peter. 1975. Beware of Heroes: Admiral Sir Sidney Smith's War Against Napoleon. London: W. Kimber.

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