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1705, Jan 141786
a French sailor, explorer, and governor of the Mascarene Islands. He became a lieutenant of the French East India Company in 1731. He succeeded in convincing his employer to provide him with two ships and send him on an exploration mission in the South Atlantic. With his ships Aigle and Marie he discovered on 1 January 1739 a tiny island which was named Bouvet Island after him; however, he mislabeled the coordinates for the island, causing it to be lost until it was rediscovered seven decades later in 1808. Bouvet de Lozier was appointed governor of the Mascarene Islands twice.
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01/01/1739-Jean-Baptiste Charles Bouvet de Lozier discovers Bouvet Island, near Antarctica
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