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04 Mar 2024
35m

Jules Dumont d’Urville – Part 1 – Early life and the Venus de Milo

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The Explorers Podcast

Summary

This podcast episode explores the life and achievements of Jules Dumont d'Urville, a French naval officer and explorer. It discusses his family background, early life, education, personal life, and significant discoveries, including the Venus de Milo statue. The episode also delves into the acquisition of the statue by the French and the controversy surrounding it. Finally, it recounts the formation of a grand expedition to the Pacific Ocean led by d'Urville and Louis Isidore du Perret, highligh...

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