Louis Antoine de Bougainville

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French explorer who circumnavigated the globe accompanied by scientists (1729-1811)


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The UK took control of the islands by force with the 1833 invasion of the Falkland Islands following the destruction of the Argentine settlement at Puerto Soledad by the American sloop USS Lexington in December 1831 The first settlement on the Falkland Islands, Port Saint Louis, was founded by the French navigator and military commander Louis Antoine de Bougainville in 1764 on Berkeley Sound, in present-day Port Louis.
The French presence in the Pacific was established in the 1760s and 1770s with voyages by such navigators as Louis Antoine de Bougainville (1729-1814) and N.
Descriptions of Pacific islanders that resulted from the voyage of Louis Antoine de Bougainville (1729-1814) in 1768 prompted a French perception of Oceanic peoples as models of "natural man.