Napier, Sir William Francis Patrick

Napier, Sir William Francis Patrick

(nā`pēr, nəpēr`), 1785–1860, British general and historian; brother of Sir Charles James NapierNapier, Sir Charles James
, 1782–1853, British general; brother of Sir William Napier. He served with distinction in the Napoleonic Wars. Stationed (1822–30) on the Greek island of Kefallinía, he became acquainted with Lord Byron and was asked, although he
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. He served in the Peninsular War and wrote a famous and still authoritative History of the War in the Peninsula (6 vol., 1828–40).
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