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Charles Bonaventure DE RAYS

French Charles Bonaventure DE RAYS

born Charles Bonaventure DU BREIL DE RAYS

French nobleman who had ambitions of starting a great French colony in the South Pacific

Source :  Jacques CHANIS

Born: on January 02, 1832 in Lorient, France
Died: on July 29, 1893


Charles was born on the family estate Quimerc'h in Brittany, the son of Charles du Breil and Mari Prevost. As a child in 1838 he succeeded his father as marquis and spent his youth in fortune-seeking but ineffective adventures abroad: in the United States, Senegal, Madagascar, and Indo-China. He eventually returned to France, where, on 22 September 1869, he married Emilie Labat, who gave him five children, including one known son: Eugène Paul Emile.

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