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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 de Freycinet was part of the expedition sent to complete the French cartographic survey of Australia and conduct other scientific investigations 1800-1804. 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

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Journal Articles

  • Bréelle, Dany, 'The hydrographic work of the engineer-geographers of the Baudin expedition and the rise of Louis Freycinet as the cartographer of the voyage', The great circle, 39 (2) (2017), 86-119. https://www.jstor.org/stable/26381274. Details

Resources

McCarthy, G.J.