Jeanne Baret

AUGUST 5, 2015

Jeanne Baret, a French voyager, died Aug. 5, 1807, at the age of 67. In 1766, Louis-Antoine Bougainville set out in the ship Boudeuse on a voyage around the world, and he signed on Philibert Commerson as naturalist. Commerson brought with him a valet, Jean Baret, who...

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