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James Leander Cathcart
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Giacomo Leandro Cathcart

Date of Birth: 1 June 1767

Place of Birth: Mount Murragh, Westmeath, Ireland

Date of Death: 6 October 1843

Place of Death: Washington DC


Born to a Scots family in Ireland, James Leander Cathcart emigrated to colonial Philadelphia under the care of an uncle. When he was 12 years old, Cathcart joined the American revolt against the British as a midshipman aboard the frigate Confederacy, which led to his capture …

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Larson, Ian, “James Leander Cathcart”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 22 October 2019 <>

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