John Byron

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Byron, John


Born Nov. 8, 1723, in Nottinghamshire; died Apr. 10, 1786, in London. English navigator and commodore.

From 1740 to 1744, Byron took part in G. Anson’s voyage around the world. In 1764 he set out on a search for the Solomon Islands and for new lands in the Pacific Ocean, and he discovered several islands of the Tuamotu, Tokelau and Gilbert groups. The strait between New Ireland Island and Lavongai Island, as well as one of the Gilbert Islands (Byron Island or Nikunau), is named after John Byron.

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LAURA HUGHES MELLISA COURTNEY JOHN BYRON JULIE THOMAS GILBERT MILES JOHN WILSON | Bronze medallists John Byron, Gilbert Miles, Julie Thomas and John Wilson pose after the medal ceremony of the Para-Sport mixed pairs B2/B3 lawn bowls | Silver medallist Georgia Williams of New Zealand, gold medallist Chloe Hosking of Australia and bronze medallist Danielle Rowe of Wales after the women's cycling road race.
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Thomas and Miles helped Wales beat Scotland 13-12 in a dramatic sudden-death end to win bronze in the lawn bowls mixed B2/B3 pairs, with John Wilson and John Byron helping as lead and skip director roles in this visually impaired category.
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