Person:William Walker (117)

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William Walker
b.8 MAY 1824
d.SEP 1860 Nicaragua
m. 7 AUG 1823
  1. Norvell Walker
  2. William Walker1824 - 1860
  3. James Walker1826 - 1864
  4. Alice Walker1831 -
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Name[1] William Walker
Gender Male
Birth[1] 8 MAY 1824
Death[1] SEP 1860 Nicaragua


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William Walker (May 8, 1824 – September 12, 1860) was an American lawyer, journalist and adventurer, who organized several private military expeditions into Latin America, with the intention of establishing English-speaking colonies under his personal control, an enterprise then known as "filibustering." Walker became president of the Republic of Nicaragua in 1856 and ruled until 1857, when he was defeated by a coalition of Central American armies. He was executed by the government of Honduras in 1860.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 History of the Norvell and Related Families, John Edward Norvell, 4thd ed, 2006.