born: 12/12/1914 died: 1/2/2000 born as: Richard Patrick Russ
English novelist and translator who in the late 1960s was hired by HarperCollins to revive the Napoleonic Wars naval genre made popular by C.S. Forester decades before. His Aubrey-Maturin series was popular at first in England and only much later in the United States. Years before he had also published novels and stories under his birth name, Richard Patrick Russ.