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Biography of John By

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1779 - Lieutenant-Colonel John By, was an English military engineer, best remembered for supervising the construction of the Rideau Canal and, in the process, founding what would become the city of Ottawa. Born in Lambeth in London, England on the 7th of August.

 1799 - Was commissioned in the Royal Artillery on the 1st of August.          - Transferred to the Royal Engineers on the 20th December.

 1802 - John By was posted to Canada for the first time, where John By worked on the fortification of Quebec City and on improving the navigability of the Saint Lawrence River.  1811 - 1815 - During the Napoleonic wars John By returned to Europe, where John By served in Spain under the Duke of Wellington.

 1826 - In view of his engineering experience in Canada, John By was recalled and returned to Canada to supervise the construction of the Rideau Canal.

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