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One of America’s greatest scientists born in Spotsylvania

Born January 14, 1806 in Spotsylvania near the Chancellorsville Battlefield. Maury was an American astronomer, United States Navy officer, historian, oceanographer, meteorologist, cartographer, author, geologist, and educator.

Known as a Scientist of the Seas, Father of Modern Oceanography and Naval Meteorology, Pathfinder of the Seas.

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