Person:Richard Howe (5)

Richard Howe
b.8 Mar 1726 London, England
d.5 Aug 1799 London, England
m. 8 Apr 1719
  1. George Augustus Howeabt 1725 - 1758
  2. Richard Howe1726 - 1799
  3. William Howe1729 - 1814
  • HRichard Howe1726 - 1799
  • W.  Mary Hartop (add)
m. 10 Mar 1758
  1. Sophia Charlotte Curzon1762 - 1835
Facts and Events
Name Richard Howe
Alt Name Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe
Gender Male
Birth[1] 8 Mar 1726 London, England
Marriage 10 Mar 1758 to Mary Hartop (add)
Death[1] 5 Aug 1799 London, England
Reference Number? Q332616?

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Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe, (8 March 1726 – 5 August 1799) was a British naval officer, notable in particular for his service during the American War of Independence and French Revolutionary Wars. He was the brother of William and George Howe.

Howe joined the navy at the age of thirteen and served throughout the War of the Austrian Succession. During the Seven Years' War he gained a reputation for his role in amphibious operations against the French coast as part of Britain's policy of naval descents. He took part in the decisive British naval victory at the Battle of Quiberon Bay in 1759. He is best known for his service during the American War of Independence, when he acted as a naval commander and a peace commissioner with the American rebels, and for his command of the British fleet during the Glorious First of June in 1794.

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