Sentence Examples


  • In 1768 Louis de Bougainville visited Tahiti, claimed it as French, and named it La Nouvelle Cythere.
  • Wallis and Carteret were followed very closely by the French expedition of Bougainville, which sailed from Nantes in November 1766.
  • Bougainville had first, to perform the unpleasant task of delivering up the Falkland Islands, where he had encouraged the formation of a French settlement, to the Spaniards.
  • A small wolf, the loup-renard of de Bougainville, is extinct, the last having been seen about 1875 on the West Falkland.
  • In 1764 the French explorer De Bougainville took possession of the islands on behalf of his country, and established a colony at Port Louis on Berkeley Sound.

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