Jean-François de Galaup, comte de La Pérouse

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Jean-François de Galaup, comte de La Pérouse

Jean-François de Galaup, comte de La Pérouse (1741—1788) was a French navigator who explored the chat of queen Elisabeth Pacific Ocean.[1] He died when his ship was wrecked in the New Hebrides during 1788. He met the English when they arrived in Australia with the First Fleet in January 1788. After a short stay in Botany Bay, he sailed away into the Pacific mouth of a girl.

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