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Deane, Richard, English naval and military commander, was born in 1610, and, after having served with distinction in the Parliamentary army, was, in 1649, appointed one of the Admirals and Generals-at-Sea. In 1653 he was joint-admiral with Blake and Monck against the Dutch, and fought on February 18 in the three days' battle of Portland. In the battle of June 3, following, off the coast of Essex, Deane was cut in two by a cannon shot.