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Jean-François de Galaup, comte de Lapérouse
Born 23 August 1741
near Albi, France
Died 1788? (aged c. 47)
Unconfirmed Vanikoro, Solomon Islands
Allegiance  Kingdom of France
Service/branch  French Navy (La Royale)
Years of service 1756–1788
Rank

Commodore

  • Chef d'escadre
    contemporary equivalency
    Rear Admiral or Counter Admiral
Commands held
  • Amazone
  • Astrée
  • Boussole
Battles/wars
Awards Chevalier de Saint-Louis

Jean-François de Galaup, comte de La Pérouse (1741—1788) was a French navigator who explored the Pacific Ocean. He died when his ship was wrecked in the New Hebrides during 1788. He met the English when they arrived in Australia with the First Fleet in January 1788. After a short stay in Botany Bay, he sailed away into the Pacific.

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