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us: Brazza, Pierre Savorgnan de, 1852-1905

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  • Fuller Name

    • Pierre-Paul-François-Camille Savorgnan
  • Variants

    • us: De Brazza, Pierre Savorgnan, 1852-1905
    • us: Savorgnan de Brazza, Pierre, 1852-1905
    • us: Savorgnan di Brazzà, Pietro, 1852-1905
    • us: Brazzà, Pietro Savorgnan di, 1852-1905
    • us: Di Brazzà, Pietro Savorgnan, 1852-1905
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

    • Death Date

    • Birth Place

        (naf) Papal States
    • Death Place

        (naf) Dakar (Senegal)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) France
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Congo (Brazzaville)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Brazzaville (Congo)
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Castel Gandolfo (Italy)
    • Gender

    • Associated Language

    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Africa--Discovery and exploration
          (lcsh) France--Colonies--Administration
        • Occupation

            (lcsh) Explorers
              (lcsh) Colonial administrators
                (lcsh) Nobility
            • Earlier Established Forms

                Savorgnan de Brazza, Pierre Paul Francois Camille, comte, 1852-1905
            • Sources

              • found: Brousseau, G. Souvenirs de la Mission ...
              • found: Baldisseṙa, C. Pietro Savorgnan di Brazzà, esploratore friulano, c1982: t.p. (Pietro Savorgnan di Brazzà)
              • found: Encyc. Brit., 15th ed. (Brazza, Pierre-Paul-François-Camille Savorgnan de, b. 1-26-1852 near Rome, d. 9-14-05 Dakar; an Ital. count, became a French citizen in 1874; explorer, colonial administrator, founder of Brazzaville)
              • found: Grand Larousse (Brazza, Pierre Savorgnan de, 1852-1905; French explorer; studied at École navale as foreign student; naturalized in 1874)
              • found: Dict. de biog. franc. (Brazza, Pierre-Paul-Francois-Camille Savorgnan de, b. 1-25-1852, d. 9-14-05)
              • found: Wikipedia, July 28, 2015 (Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza; Pietro Paolo Savorgnan di Brazzà, then known as Pierre Paul François Camille Savorgnan de Brazza (26 January 1852-14 September 1905), was an Italian explorer and freemason, born in the Papal States and later naturalized as a Frenchman. With the backing of the Société de Géographie de Paris, he opened up for France entry along the right bank of the Congo that eventually led to French colonies in Central Africa. Under French colonial rule, the capital of the Republic of the Congo was named Brazzaville after him and the name was retained by the post-colonial rulers; born in Castel Gandolfo, near Rome; died in Dakar; his body was repatriated to France and he was given a state funeral at Sainte-Clotilde, Paris, prior to interment at the cemetery of Père Lachaise. His widow, Thérèse, dissatisfied with the politicians' subsequent behaviour, had his body exhumed and reinterred in Algiers; On 30 September 2006, de Brazza's remains were exhumed from Algiers along with those of his wife and four children. They were reinterred in Brazzaville on 3 October in the new marble mausoleum which had been prepared for them)
            • Change Notes

              • 1983-11-10: new
              • 2015-07-29: revised
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