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Sir George Back (1796–1878)

Back, Sir George. An English admiral and Arctic explorer; born in Stockport, Cheshire, Nov. 6, 1796; died in London, June 23, 1878. Having accompanied Franklin in several expeditions, he discovered the Great Fish or Back River (1833–35), commanded the Terror in an Arctic expedition (1836–37), and became admiral (1857). He wrote: ‘Narrative of the Arctic Land Expedition to the Mouth of the Great Fish River’; ‘Narrative of an Expedition in H. M. S. Terror’; etc.