Jean François Sylvestre DENIS DE TROBRIAND

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FrenchBorn Jean François Sylvestre DENIS DE TROBRIAND

French naval officer and navigator

Born on June 7, 1765 in Le Cosquérou, Finistère , France

Died on March 16, 1799 in Saint Domingue , Haiti

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Born in Finistère, Trobriand came from an aristocratic family from Brittany. He was one of three children of Jean François Sylvestre Denis, count of Trobriand (1729–1810) and Jeanne Charlotte Le Gris du Clos (1735–?). He joined the French Navy and became a midshipman in 1780, initially serving under Bougainville and taking part in the American War of Independence. ...   Born in Finistère, Trobriand came from an aristocratic family from Brittany. He was one of three children of Jean François Sylvestre Denis, count of Trobriand (1729–1810) and Jeanne Charlotte Le Gris du Clos (1735–?). He joined the French Navy and became a midshipman in 1780, initially serving under Bougainville and taking part in the American War of Independence.



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