Matthew Fontaine Maury

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1873-02-01
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1806-01-14
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Meteorological studies, navigational charts and all the nautical books of the Navy came under his care. (Details)
In 1825, Maury joined the US Navy as a midshipman. (Details)
By 1836, he had published two papers and a textbook, later adopted by the Navy: 'A New Theoretical and Practical Treatise on Navigation. His distinguished seafaring career was cut short in 1839 after he was involved in an accident when a stage coach over (Details)
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Maury's ideas spread internationally and helped the worldwide development of meteorology and the science of oceanography.
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meteorology
oceanography
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