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John Barrow was an eighteenth century English historian. His many works were translated into French and German during the Enlightenment and were read by such important historical figures as Napoleon.

Major works

  • Navigatio Britannia (1750)
  • "New and Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences" (1751)
  • "A New and Impartial History of England, from the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Signing of Preliminaries of Peace, 1762" (1763)
  • "Collection of Authentic, Useful, and Entertaining Voyages" (1765)


  • Napoleon Bonaparte, "John Barrow," Napoleon’s Notes on English History made on the Eve of the French Revolution, illustrated from Contemporary Historians and referenced from the findings of Later Research by Henry Foljambe Hall. New Yorl: E. P. Dutton & Co., 1905, xviii-xx.


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