Person:George Anson (8)

George Anson, 1st Baron Anson
b.23 Apr 1697
d.6 Jun 1762
  1. Janette Anson
  2. Thomas AnsonAbt 1695 - 1773
  3. George Anson, 1st Baron Anson1697 - 1762
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Name George Anson, 1st Baron Anson
Gender Male
Birth[1] 23 Apr 1697
Death[1] 6 Jun 1762
Reference Number? Q510281?

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George Anson, 1st Baron Anson, (23 April 1697 – 6 June 1762) was a Royal Navy officer. Anson served as a junior officer during the War of the Spanish Succession and then saw active service against Spain at the Battle of Cape Passaro during the War of the Quadruple Alliance. He then undertook a circumnavigation of the globe during the War of Jenkins' Ear. Anson commanded the fleet that defeated the French Admiral de la Jonquière at the First Battle of Cape Finisterre during the War of the Austrian Succession.

Anson went on to be First Lord of the Admiralty during the Seven Years' War. Among his reforms were the removal of corrupt defence contractors, improved medical care, submitting a revision of the Articles of War to Parliament to tighten discipline throughout the Navy, uniforms for commissioned officers, the transfer of the Marines from Army to Navy authority, and a system for rating ships according to their number of guns.

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