O'Meara, Barry Edward

O'Meara, Barry Edward

(ōmä`rə), 1786–1836, Irish physician. A surgeon in the British navy, he attended the exiled French emperor Napoleon I on St. Helena and became involved in a feud with Napoleon's custodian, Sir Hudson LoweLowe, Sir Hudson
, 1769–1844, British general. He fought with credit throughout the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, mainly in the Mediterranean region, and served (1815–21) as governor of St. Helena and custodian of Napoleon I.
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, whom he charged with mistreatment of Napoleon. O'Meara was forced to return to England.

Bibliography

See his Napoleon in Exile (1822).

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