Jules Dumont D'Urville

Jules Dumont D'Urville

Jules Sébastien César Dumont d'Urville (23 May 1790 – 8 May 1842) was a French explorer, naval officer and rear admiral, who explored the south and western Pacific, Australia, New Zealand and Antarctica. As a botanist and cartographer he left his mark, giving his name to several seaweeds, plants and shrubs, and places such as D'Urville Island.

Read more about Jules Dumont D'UrvilleChildhood, Early Years in The Navy, In The Aegean Sea, Voyage of The Coquille, The First Voyage of The Astrolabe, The Second Voyage of The Astrolabe, Death and Legacy

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Jules Dumont D'Urville - Death and Legacy
... On 8 May 1842 Dumont and his family boarded a train from Versailles to Paris after seeing water games celebrating the king ... Dumont's whole family died in the flames of the first French railway disaster, generally known as the Versailles train crash ... Dumont's remains were identified by Dumontier, doctor on board the Astrolabe and a phrenologist ...

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