Louise Seguin

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Louise Seguin was the first European woman to travel to the Antarctic region, disguised as a boy or a courtesan on the 1772–1773 voyage of Yves-Joseph de Kerguelen. She explored the Kerguelen Islands with the crew of the Roland, and her presence was used to discredit Kerguelen.[1][2][3]


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