Augustus Keppel

Brief Life History of Augustus

When Augustus Keppel was born on 2 April 1725, in Bedford, Bedfordshire, England, his father, Willem Anne van Keppel 2nd Earl of Albemarle, was 22 and his mother, Lady Anne Lennox Countess of Albemarle, was 21. He had at least 1 daughter. He died in 1786, in Bedford, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 61, and was buried in Elveden, Suffolk, England.

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Augustus Keppel
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  • Augustus Keppel, "Find A Grave Index"
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World Events (4)

1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

Gregorian calendar was adopted in England in 1752. That year, Wednesday, September 2, 1752, was followed by Thursday, September 14th, 1752, which caused the country to skip ahead eleven days.

1754 · Seven Years' War

The Seven Years' War began as a North American conflict then stretched between England and France. England, along with allies, battled France in America, India, and Europe, making it arguably the first global war. The conflict ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and England was victorious. The Seven Years' war ultimately led to discontent in the colonies and the American Revolution.

1770 · Boston Tea Party

Thousands of British troops were sent to Boston to enforce Britain's tax laws. Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea. Americans, disguised as Native Americans, dumped chests of tea imported by the East India Company into the Boston Harbor in protest. This escalated tensions between the American Colonies and the British government.

Name Meaning

German: variant of Käppel (see Kappel ).

Dutch (also Van Keppel): habitational name for someone from Hoog- and Laag-Keppel in Gelderland.

Altered form of German Köppel (see Koppel ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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