Louis Antoine DE BOUGAINVILLE

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French Ancien Régime, Sailor

FrenchBorn Louis Antoine DE BOUGAINVILLE

French admiral and explorer

Born on November 12, 1729 in Paris, France , France

Died on August 18, 1811 in Paris, France

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Bougainville was born in Paris, the son of a notary, on either 11 or 12 November 1729. In early life, he studied law, but soon abandoned the profession, and in 1753 entered the army in the corps of musketeers. At the age of twenty-five he published a treatise on integral calculus, as a supplement to De l'Hôpital's treatise, Des infiniment petits.



In 1755 he was sent to London as secretary to the French embassy, and was made a member of the Royal Society.

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