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English: Vice-Admiral Robert FitzRoy RN (5 July 1805 – 30 April 1865) achieved lasting fame as the captain of HMS Beagle during Charles Darwin's famous voyage, and as a pioneering meteorologist who made accurate weather forecasting a reality. He was an able surveyor and hydrographer and served as Governor of New Zealand from 1843 to 1845.


Robert FitzRoy 
career officer of the Royal Navy and a scientist
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Date of birth5 July 1805
Bury St Edmunds
Date of death30 April 1865
London
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  • Lord Charles FitzRoy
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  • Robert O'Brien FitzRoy
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