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J. K. Laughton

revised by Philip MacDougall

Schomberg, Sir Alexander (1720–1804), naval officer, was born in London, the fifth son of Meyer Löw Schomberg (1690–1761), a physician of German descent who established a successful London practice in Fenchurch Street. His elder brothers, Isaac Schomberg and Ralph (Raphael) Schomberg, followed their father into the medical profession; two more, ...

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Sir Alexander Schomberg (1720–1804) by William Hogarth, 1763 © National Maritime Museum, London