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Born: July 16, 1795

Died: November 13, 1890 (aged 95)

Nationality: British

Occupation: Diplomat, politician

Bio: Sir John Francis Davis, 1st Baronet KCB was a British diplomat, Sinologist, and the 2nd Governor of Hong Kong. He was the son of Samuel Davis and nephew to William Thomas Mercer.

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