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|British explorer, George Vancouver, was born in King's Lynn, England. He was an officer of the royal English navy, best known for his explorations of North America.
|French soldier and statesman, Marquis de Lafayette, was born in the Auvergne region of France. La Fayette is considered a national hero of both France and the United States for his participation in the French and American revolutions.
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