Louis Antoine de Bougainville, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Louis Antoine de Bougainville

French admiral and explorer

Date of Birth: 12-Nov-1729

Place of Birth: Paris, Île-de-France, France

Date of Death: 31-Aug-1811

Profession: writer, politician, travel writer, explorer, seafarer

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

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About Louis Antoine de Bougainville

  • Louis-Antoine, Comte de Bougainville (French: [bug?~vil]; 12 November 1729 – 31 August 1811) was a French admiral and explorer.
  • A contemporary of the British explorer James Cook, he took part in the Seven Years' War in North America and the American Revolutionary War against Britain.
  • Bougainville later gained fame for his expeditions, including circumnavigation of the globe in a scientific expedition in 1763, the first recorded settlement on the Falkland Islands, and voyages into the Pacific Ocean.
  • Bougainville Island of Papua New Guinea as well as the Bougainvillea flower were named after him.

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