What scientist was born on today's date?

January 14
Pacific Time Zone


Matthew Fontaine Maury (Oceanography)
Birthday: 1806, Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA
Matthew Fontaine Maury entered the US Navy in 1825 but was lamed in 1839 and restricted to shore duty. As Superintendent of Charts and Instruments in Washington, he issued a unique Wind and Current Chart of the North Atlantic (1847), and later added one for the Indian Ocean. In 1853 he produced a Physical Geography of the Sea which was the first textbook of modern oceanography.


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