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Sir William Francis Patrick Napier

Napier, Sir William Francis Patrick, 1785–1860, British general and historian; brother of Sir Charles James Napier. He served in the Peninsular War and wrote a famous and still authoritative History of the War in the Peninsula (6 vol., 1828–40).

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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