Maurice Bagenal Keating

?1755-1835; b. nr. Kildare; served in Light Dragoons, travelled in Spain and Morocco, 1784, and published Travels in Africa and Europe (1816) [var. Europe and Africa DIW]; good translation of Diaz’s True History of the Conquest of Mexico (1800). ODNB DIW

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Dictionary of National Biography
lists Maurice Bagena Keating, d. 1835; soldier and author; commissioned 3rd dragoons 1778 as cornet, Major 22nd Light Dragoons in 1782; half-pay officer in 1783; MP for Kildare in 1790 and 1801; In 1784, he accompanied Consul-gen. George Payne on a journey producing Travels in Europe and Africa (1816); reissued as Travels through France and Spain, and Morocco (1817); Eidometia, or Optic Mensuration (1812); translated The True History of the Conquest of Mexico, from Spanish of Bernal Diaz de Castillo (1800), praised by Southey.

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