Abel Aubert Dupetit Thouars

Abel Aubert Dupetit Thouars
Abel Aubert Dupetit Thouars
Born(1793-08-03)3 August 1793
La Fessardière, near Saumur, France
Died16 March 1864(1864-03-16) (aged 70)
Paris, France
Allegiance France
Service/branchLogo of the French Navy (Marine Nationale).svg French Navy
Years of service1804–1858

Abel Aubert Dupetit Thouars (3 August 1793 – 16 March 1864) was a French naval officer important in France's annexation of French Polynesia.

Early life

He was born at the castle of La Fessardière, near Saumur. His uncle Aristide Aubert Dupetit-Thouars was one of the heroes of the Battle of the Nile. He joined the French Navy in 1804, where he was a cabin boy in the Boulogne fleet.