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John Pascoe Grenfell


Naval officer. Served with the East India Company, 1811–19. Lieutenant under Lord Cochrane during the Chilean War of Independence, 1819–23; commander in the Brazilian War of Independence, 1823; rear-admiral, 1841. Commanded the Brazilian navy during the war between Brazil and Argentina, 1851–2; promoted vice-admiral, and then admiral, 1852. Brazilian consul-general in England based in Liverpool, 1846–69.




ODNB: Oxford dictionary of national biography: from the earliest times to the year 2000. (Revised edition.) Edited by H. C. G. Matthew and Brian Harrison. 60 vols. and index. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2004.