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Biographical entry Fitzroy, Robert


Meteorologist and Naval officer


Robert Fitzroy commanded the "Beagle" from 1832 on the voyage that included Charles Darwin as naturalist. During the 1850s and 1860s he introduced weather forecasting to Great Britain but was shunned by the scientific community and finally committed suicide.

Published resources


  • Gibbs, W. J., The Origins of Australian Meteorology , Metarch Papers No. 12, Bureau of Meteorology, 1998. Details

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See also

McCarthy, G.J.