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Jean-François de Galaup, comte de Lapérouse

1741 - 1788

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Jean François de Galaup, comte de Lapérouse (French: [ʒɑ̃ fʁɑ̃swa də ɡalo kɔ̃t də lapeʁuz]; variant spelling of his name: comte de La Pérouse; 23 August 1741 – 1788?) was a French naval officer and explorer whose expedition vanished in Oceania. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean-François de Galaup, comte de Lapérouse has received more than 321,281 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Jean-François de Galaup, comte de Lapérouse is the 49th most popular explorer (up from 57th in 2019), the 618th most popular biography from France (up from 701st in 2019) and the 6th most popular French Explorer.

Jean-François de Galaup, comte de Lapérouse is most famous for being the first explorer to circumnavigate the globe.

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Among EXPLORERS

Among explorers, Jean-François de Galaup, comte de Lapérouse ranks 49 out of 405Before him are Jacob Roggeveen, Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen, Zhang Qian, Robert Falcon Scott, Henry Hudson, and Sven Hedin. After him are Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld, Diego de Almagro, William Adams, Ernest Shackleton, John Smith, and Hernando de Soto.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1741, Jean-François de Galaup, comte de Lapérouse ranks 6Before him are Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor, Henry Fuseli, Angelica Kauffman, Princess Isabella of Parma, and Peter Simon Pallas. After him are Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, Johann Kaspar Lavater, Jean-Antoine Houdon, André Grétry, Nicolas Chamfort, and Carl Linnaeus the Younger. Among people deceased in 1788, Jean-François de Galaup, comte de Lapérouse ranks 6Before him are Charles III of Spain, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Thomas Gainsborough, Charles Edward Stuart, and Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon. After him are Maurice Quentin de La Tour, Giovanni Antonio Scopoli, Johann Georg Hamann, Armand de Vignerot du Plessis, Infante Gabriel of Spain, and Duchess Augusta of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel.

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In France

Among people born in France, Jean-François de Galaup, comte de Lapérouse ranks 618 out of 5,234Before him are Pierre de Ronsard (1524), Victor of Aveyron (1793), Joan of France, Duchess of Berry (1464), Guillaume de l'Hôpital (1661), Françoise Marie de Bourbon (1677), and Pierre Louis Maupertuis (1698). After him are Syagrius (430), Peter Waldo (1140), William of Rubruck (1220), Darius Milhaud (1892), Jacques Maritain (1882), and Marie of Anjou (1404).

Among EXPLORERS In France

Among explorers born in France, Jean-François de Galaup, comte de Lapérouse ranks 6Before him are Jacques Cartier (1491), Jacques Cousteau (1910), Jeanne Baret (1740), Pytheas (-380), and Louis Antoine de Bougainville (1729). After him are Samuel de Champlain (1567), Jules Dumont d'Urville (1790), Charles Marie de La Condamine (1701), René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle (1643), Jean de Béthencourt (1362), and Jean Chardin (1643).