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Biographical entry Freycinet, Louis-Claude Desaulses de (1779 - 1842)

Born
8 August 1779
Montélimar, Drôme, France
Died
18 August 1842
Occupation
Earth scientist and Surveyor

Summary

Louis-Claude D. de Freycinet was part of the expedition sent to complete the French cartographic survey of Australia and conduct other scientific investigations 1800-4. He sailed aboard "Le Naturaliste". In 1817 he sailed with Duperrey to study terrestrial magnetism.

Archival resources

Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales

  • Louis-Claude Desaulses De Freycinet - Records, 1817 - 1820, B1282-96; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection

  • Louis-Claude Desaulses De Freycinet - Records, 1800 - 1816, Box 165/8; State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection. Details

Published resources

Book Sections

  • Marchant, Leslie R.; Reynolds, J. H., 'Freycinet, Louis-Claude Desaules De (1779-1842)', in Douglas Pike (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 1, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1966, pp. 71-73. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A010544b.htm. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.