The Photo Request has been fulfilled.

 
 Louis Antoine de Bougainville

Louis Antoine de Bougainville

Birth
Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Death 31 Aug 1811 (aged 81)
Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Burial Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Plot Cell 3
Memorial ID 7502 · View Source
Suggest Edits

Navigator. Founded a colony on what are now the Falkland Islands. Undertook a famous voyage around the world. His writings contributed to the idea of the "noble savage". Took part in US War of Independence. He had wide interests in science and the flower bougainvillea is named after him. Became Grand Officer of the Legion dÕHonneur. Entered Pantheon in 1811.

Bio by: David Conway


Advertisement

See more de Bougainville memorials in:

Advertisement

Advertisement

How famous was Louis Antoine de Bougainville?

Current rating:

24 votes

Sign-in to cast your vote.

  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 8 Dec 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7502
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Louis Antoine de Bougainville (12 Nov 1729–31 Aug 1811), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7502, citing The Pantheon, Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .