Jean-Pierre de Bougainville

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Jean-Pierre de Bougainville (1 December 1722, Paris – 22 June 1763, Loches) was a French writer and the elder brother of the explorer Louis Antoine de Bougainville. He was elected to the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres in 1746 and he became Permanent Secretary in 1754, the same year he rose to the Académie française.

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