Sir John Moore (1776 –1809) British General
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Lieutenant-General Sir John Moore, KB, (1776 –1809) was a British soldier and General, also known as Moore of Corunna. He is best known for his military training reforms and for his death at the Battle of Corunna, in which he defeated a French army under Marshal Soult during the Peninsular War. He was born in Glasgow, the son of John Moore, a doctor and writer, and the older brother of Vice Admiral Sir Graham Moore. He attended Glasgow High School, but at the age of eleven joined his father and Douglas, the young 16-year-old 8th Duke of Hamilton, (1756–1799), his father’s pupil, on a grand tour of France, Italy and Germany. This included a two-year stay in Geneva, where Moore’s education continued.
Engraved by S. Freeman after the portrait by Sir T. Lawrence for ‘Lives of Illustrious and Distinguished’ by Robert Chambers, 1834. Published by Blackie & Son, Glasgow.
Original image size approx. 100 x 100 mm