Francis Garnier

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Birthday
25, 1839
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Dec 21, 1873 (34)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
25, 1839
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Dec 21, 1873 (34)

About

French naval officer who explored the Mekong river in what is now Vietnam.

Before Fame

He served on an expedition to China, where he explored the upper side of the Yangtze River.

Trivia

As a longtime advocate of expanding French influence in Vietnam, he was tasked with mapping out its navigable routes.

Family Life

He joined naval school in France against the objections if his parents.

Associated With

Nicolas Baudin was another well-known French explorer.