Beale, Edward Fitzgerald, 1822-93, American frontiersman, b. District of Columbia. During the Mexican War, Beale was in California, where he aided Stephen W. Kearny in the battle of San Pasqual by crawling through the lines with Kit Carson to get help. Later, during one of several trips across the continent, Beale was the first to bring east the news of the California gold strike. Appointed (1852) superintendent of Indian affairs in California and Nevada, he served well. In the Southwest, he is best remembered for an experiment in 1857 with camel transportation while doing one of many surveys. Beale was briefly (1876-77) also minister to Austria-Hungary.

See biography by S. Bonsal (1912); L. B. Lesley, ed., Uncle Sam's Camels (1920).

Beale is a surname (family name or last name), and may refer to:

  • Anthony Beale (b. 1967), American politician, alderman in Chicago
  • Charles Lewis Beale (1824-1900), member of U.S. House of Representatives from New York
  • Dorothea Beale (1831-1906), English teacher, founder of St. Hilda's College, Oxford
  • Edith Bouvier Beale (1917–2002), American socialite, first cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill
  • Edward Fitzgerald Beale (1822–1893), American brigadier general
  • Fleur Beale (b. 1945), New Zealand teenage fiction writer best-known for her novel I am not Esther
  • Geoff Beale (b. ca. 1967), British actor/director
  • Howard Beale (1898–1983), Australian politician and Ambassador to the United States
  • Jack Beale (1917–2006), Australian politician
  • James Beale (1835–1883), also known as Africanus Horton, Sierra Leonean writer and folklorist
  • John Elmes Beale (1847-1928), English politician, three times Mayor of Bournemouth and founder of its largest department store, Beales
  • Julian Beale (b. 1934), Australian politician
  • Kurtley Beale (b. 1989), Australian rugby union player
  • Lionel Smith Beale (1828-1906), British medical doctor and professor at King's College London
  • Mary Beale (1633-1699), English portrait painter
  • Octavius Beale (1850–1930), Irish piano manufacturer and philanthropist
  • Richard L. T. Beale (1819–1893), American lawyer, Congressman from Virginia, and brigadier general in Confederate States Army
  • Simon Russell Beale (b. 1961), British actor
  • William Beale (1784–1854), British composer

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