John Byng


John Byng
John Byng [John Byng]
(1704–57) a British ↑admiral who was tried by a military court and shot for failing to protect some British soldiers when they were being attacked. The French writer Voltaire referred to Byng’s death in his humorous book Candide. He said that in England they liked to kill an admiral occasionally ‘to encourage the others’. This phrase, (in French pour encourager les autres) is still often used in written and spoken English.

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  • Byng — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Edmund Henry Byng, 6. Earl of Strafford George Byng, 1. Viscount Torrington, britischer Admiral Georgia Byng, britische Autorin von Kinderbüchern James Byng (* 1985) britischer Schauspieler und Sänger John …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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