René Maugé de Cely

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René Maugé (died 21 February 1802) was a French zoologist.

Maugé sailed with his friend Nicolas Baudin to the West Indies between 1796 and 1798. He subsequently travelled to the Pacific with Baudin in 1800. Maugé was taken ill at Timor and died when the expedition arrived in Tasmania. He was buried on the point named after him by Baudin; Point Maugé on Maria Island, off Tasmania's east coast.

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  1. ^ Section based on a translation from an equivalent article at the French Wikipedia.