Talk:Jules Dumont d'Urville

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The discovery of the Venus de Milo.[edit]

I'm not sure that I used the appropriate template to tag the section "In the Aegean Sea", so please correct if wrong. I believe some clarification of the respective roles of Voutier and Dumont in the discovery of the Venus de Milo is required. The article as it presently stands completely eliminates Voutier from the story, and hands the distinction of discovery to Dumont, who appears to have been very keen to promote the idea. However, I am not a skilled historian or scholar and believe that somebody more knowledgeable than I am should review the section and, if necessary, rewrite it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Wjl72 (talkcontribs) 21:32, 27 June 2011 (UTC)

Adele island[edit]

The claim that Dumont d'Urville named the island of Adele after his wife (cited in a supposedly reliable source, The Encyclopedia of New Zealand) cannot be true. The name of the island appears on Freycinet's map of Australia published in 1811 (based on earlier expeditions in 1801-04), which was well before d'Urville had even sailed for the first time (1814) or married (1816)! More likely an apocryphal story someone made up, possibly d'Urville himself. Vacarme (talk) 18:12, 12 June 2012 (UTC)