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Marc-Joseph Marion du Fresne
Algemene informatie
Geboren 22 mei 1724
Overleden 12 juni 1772
Doodsoorzaak Door Maori's vermoord
Nationaliteit Frans
Beroep ontdekkingsreiziger en cartograaf

Marc-Joseph Marion du Fresne (Saint-Malo, 22 mei 1724 - Nieuw-Zeeland, 12 juni 1772) was een Franse ontdekkingsreiziger.

Tijdens zijn reizen deed hij de Seychellen, het zuiden van de Indische Oceaan, Australië en Nieuw-Zeeland aan.

Het bevoorradingsschip voor de Franse Zuidelijke en Antarctische Gebieden, de Marion Dufresne 2, is naar hem vernoemd.


  • Edward Duyker, The Discovery of Tasmania: Journal Extracts from the Expeditions of Abel Janszoon Tasman and Marc-Joseph Marion Dufresne 1642 & 1772, St David's Park Publishing/Tasmanian Government Printing Office, Hobart, 1992, pp. 106, ISBN 0 7246 2241 1.
  • Edward Duyker, An Officer of the Blue: Marc-Joseph Marion Dufresne 1724—1772, South Sea Explorer, Miegunyah/Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1994, pp. 229, ISBN 0 522 84565 7.

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