|Birth Day||February 17, 1754|
|Age||265 YEARS OLD|
|Died On||Sep 16, 1803 (age 49)|
French naval officer who explored Australia's coast with his partner Louis-Claude Desaulses De Freycinet.
He took his first post as a cabin boy on a sailing ship at 15, and in his early 20s joined up as a quartermaster on another ship.
He was the first European to safely bring samples of Australian flora and fauna back to the mainland.
He was raised by Common merchants.