Marc-Joseph Marion du Fresne

1724 - 1772

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Marc-Joseph Marion du Fresne (22 May 1724 – 12 June 1772), with the surname sometimes spelt Dufresne, was a Breton-born French explorer who made important discoveries in the south Indian Ocean, in Tasmania and in New Zealand. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Marc-Joseph Marion du Fresne has received more than 80,776 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Marc-Joseph Marion du Fresne is the 225th most popular explorer (up from 266th in 2019), the 2,607th most popular biography from France (up from 2,737th in 2019) and the 23rd most popular French Explorer.

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Among explorers, Marc-Joseph Marion du Fresne ranks 225 out of 405Before him are James Bruce, Luís Vaz de Torres, Lady Hester Stanhope, Francis Garnier, Pedro Menéndez de Avilés, and Jean-Baptiste Tavernier. After him are Ivan Papanin, Pedro Cieza de León, Helge Ingstad, Wilhelm Filchner, Yerofey Khabarov, and Dinis Dias.

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Among people born in 1724, Marc-Joseph Marion du Fresne ranks 21Before him are George Stubbs, Johann Nepomuk Karl, Prince of Liechtenstein, Princess Sophie Antoinette of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, John Smeaton, Gottfried Heinrich Bach, and John Michell. After him are Claude Balbastre, Dai Zhen, Johann Julius Walbaum, Anton Friedrich Büsching, Guy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester, and Jane Colden. Among people deceased in 1772, Marc-Joseph Marion du Fresne ranks 10Before him are Louis-Claude Daquin, Ernst Johann von Biron, Joseph Wenzel I, Prince of Liechtenstein, Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha, Gerard van Swieten, and Princess Mary of Great Britain. After him are Jean-Joseph de Mondonville, John Canton, Charles Pinot Duclos, Gottfried Achenwall, Augustin Ehrensvärd, and Frederick III, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg.

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In France

Among people born in France, Marc-Joseph Marion du Fresne ranks 2,607 out of 5,234Before him are Michel Bouquet (1925), Peter Julian Eymard (1811), Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Provence (1198), Fernand Crommelynck (1886), Georges Cadoudal (1771), and Pierre Wantzel (1814). After him are Pierre Attaingnant (1494), Jacques Doillon (1944), Jacques Amyot (1513), Armand Louis de Gontaut (1747), Patrice Leconte (1947), and Émile Ollivier (1825).

Among EXPLORERS In France

Among explorers born in France, Marc-Joseph Marion du Fresne ranks 23Before him are Henri Mouhot (1826), Yves-Joseph de Kerguelen-Trémarec (1734), René Caillié (1799), Antoine Bruni d'Entrecasteaux (1737), Francis Garnier (1839), and Jean-Baptiste Tavernier (1605). After him are Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac (1658), Pierre Poivre (1719), Freya Stark (1893), Nicolas Baudin (1754), Jean Louis Marie Poiret (1755), and Étienne Brûlé (1592).