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Pierre SAVORGNAN DE BRAZZA

French Pierre SAVORGNAN DE BRAZZA

born Pierre Paul François Camille SAVORGNAN DE BRAZZA

Italian explorer, born in the Papal States and later naturalized as a Frenchman

Source :  Jacques CHANIS

Born: on January 25, 1852 in Castel Gandolfo, Italie
Died: on September 14, 1905 in Dakar, Sénégal


Biography

Born in Castel Gandolfo, near Rome, Pietro Savorgnan di Brazzà was the seventh son of Count Ascanio Savorgnan di Brazzà, a nobleman of Udine with many French connections, and his wife Giacinta Simonetti. Pietro was interested in exploration from an early age and won entry to the French naval school at Brest. He graduated as an ensign and sailed on the French ship Jeanne d'Arc to Algeria.

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- Category Diver, ocean explorer