- George Brydg·es [brij-iz] /ˈbrɪdʒ ɪz/, Baron,1718–92, British admiral.
- a male given name: an Old English family name, taken from a placename.
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You have seen Rodney's account of the battle of the 17th of April.
When Rodney reached Charlottesville he found his mother sick with fever.
“Yes, sir,” Rodney replied, recognizing Mr. Jefferson of Monticello.
Seeing an opportunity, Rodney said: “Mr. Jefferson, may I ask your advice?”
- George Brydges, 1st Baron Rodney. 1719–92, English admiral: captured Martinique (1762): defeated the Spanish at Cape St Vincent (1780) and the French under Admiral de Grasse off Dominica (1782), restoring British superiority in the Caribbean
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