Louis-Antoine de Bougainville

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Louis-Antoine de Bougainville

Louis-Antoine de Bougainville, by Jean-Pierre Franquel
Born 12 November 1729
Paris
Died 31 August 1811
Paris
Nationality France

Louis-Antoine de Bougainville was an admiral and navigator from France. In 1766 he was sent by his government to make a trip around the world, called circumnavigation, which took from 1766 to 1769.[1] He rediscovered (found again) the Solomon Islands in 1768 (the largest island is named for him). He also collected plants and made a trustworthy chart of some parts of the center of the Pacific Ocean. Bougainville saw a part of the Great Barier Reef, but could not find Australia.

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  1. Sherwin, Frank (2004). The Ocean Book. P.O. Box 726, Green Forest, AR 72638: Master Books. ISBN 0-89051-401-1 .

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