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Name: Patrick O'Brian                                                               
Born December 12, 1914 Chalfont St. Peter, Buckinghamshire                         
Died 2 January 2000 Dublin, Ireland                                                 
Patrick O'Brian, CBE (12 December 1914 – 2 January 2000; born as Richard Patrick 
Russ) was an English novelist and translator, best known for his Aubrey–Maturin   
series of novels set in the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars and centered     
on the friendship of English Naval Captain Jack Aubrey and the Irish–Catalan     
physician Stephen Maturin. The 20-novel series is known for its well-researched     
and highly detailed portrayal of early 19th century life, as well as its           
authentic and evocative language. A partially-finished twenty-first novel in the   
series was published posthumously containing facing pages of handwriting and