Bruni D'Entrecasteaux

Bruni D'Entrecasteaux

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Antoine Raymond Joseph de Bruni d'Entrecasteaux was a French navigator who explored the Australian coast in 1792 while seeking traces of the lost expedition of La P rouse. Strictly speaking, his surname should be rendered as Bruni d'Entrecasteaux, but the heading above is used for the sake of uniformity with most entries in reference works relating to this navigator. Born at Aix-en-Provence, France in 1739, and educated at a Jesuit school, d'Entrecasteaux would have liked to join that order, but his father intervened and enlisted him in the French Navy in 1754. In the action that secured the Balearic Islands for Spain, Entrecasteaux was a midshipman aboard the 26-gun Minerve, and in April 1757 he was commissioned as an ensign. His further naval career as a junior officer was uneventful, and he appears in this period to have done general service in the French Navyshow more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 113g
  • Dict
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6134915777
  • 9786134915779