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Jean-Baptiste CHARCOT

French Jean-Baptiste CHARCOT

born Jean-Baptiste Étienne Auguste CHARCOT

French scientist, medical doctor and polar scientist

Source :  Jacques CHANIS

Born: on July 15, 1867 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
Died: on September 16, 1936 in Mort En Mer, Islande


Jean-Baptiste Charcot was appointed leader of the French Antarctic Expedition with the ship Français exploring the west coast of Graham Land from 1904 until 1907. The expedition reached Adelaide Island in 1905 and took pictures of the Palmer Archipelago and Loubet Coast. From 1908 until 1910, another expedition followed with the ship Pourquoi-Pas, exploring the Bellingshausen Sea and the Amundsen Sea and discovering Loubet Land, Marguerite Bay and Charcot Island, which was named after his father, Jean-Martin Charcot.

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- Category Physician, Explorer - 16th-18th century