Matthew Fontaine Maury

Matthew Fontaine Maury bio

Birth Name: Matthew Fontaine Maury

Occupation: Oceanographer

Place Of Birth: Virginia

Date Of Birth: January 14, 1806

Date Of Death: February 1, 1873

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: American

Matthew Fontaine Maury was born on the 14th of January, 1806. He was best known for being a Oceanographer. Oceanographer who was the first to theorize about the Northwest Passage, a sea route through the Arctic Ocean, along the northern coast of North America. He was the Superintendent of the U.S. Naval Observatory until he resigned and joined the Confederacy at the outbreak of the Civil War.

Matthew Fontaine Maury was born in Virginia. He joined the United States Navy as a midshipman on board the frigate USS Brandywine in 1825, when he was only 19 years old, and rose the ranks for thirty-five years. He was called ‘Scientist of the Sea’ due to the success of his 1855 book The Physical Geography of the Sea, which was the first comprehensive book on oceanography to be published.

Matthew Fontaine Maury was a Capricorn and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Matthew Fontaine Maury was born in 1800s.

Matthew Fontaine Maury is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


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Matthew Fontaine Maury was born in the Year of the Tiger.

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REAL NAME: Matthew Fontaine Maury
BIRTH SIGN: Capricorn
BIRTH DAY: Tuesday
DEATH DAY: Saturday



Zodiac Sign: Matthew Fontaine Maury was a Capricorn. People of this zodiac sign like family, tradition, and dislike almost everything at some point. The strengths of this sign are being responsible, disciplined, good managers, while weaknesses can be to be the know-it-all, unforgiving, condescending and expecting the worst. The greatest overall compatibility with Capricorn is Taurus and Cancer.

Chinese Zodiac: Matthew Fontaine Maury was born in the Year of the Rabbit. People born under this sign are thought to be brave and independent. They're respected for their deep thoughts and courageous actions, but sometimes show off when accomplishing something.

Ruling Planet: Matthew Fontaine Maury had a ruling planet of Saturn and has a ruling planet of Saturn and by astrological associations Saturday is ruled by Saturn. Saturn is a planet of commitment and responsibility, but also restriction and delay. People who are born with Saturn as the ruling planet are disciplined and are hard workers.

Matthew Fontaine Maury’s birth sign is Capricorn and he had a ruling planet of Saturn.

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