Charles Alexandre Lesueur

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Charles Alexandre Lesueur (1 January 1778 in Le Havre – 12 December 1846 in Le Havre) was a French naturalist, artist, and explorer.wikipedia
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François Péron

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With François Péron, he took over the duties as naturalist after the death of the expedition's zoologist René Maugé.
(Baudin had already lost numerous officers, sailors, savants and artists who deserted in Mauritius.) With the aid of the artist Charles Alexandre Lesueur, Péron was largely responsible for gathering some 100,000 zoological specimens—the most comprehensive Australian natural history collection to date.

King Island emu

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In 1802, he made the only known sketches of the King Island emu in its natural habitat (the bird became extinct in 1822).
Europeans discovered the King Island emu in 1802 during early expeditions to the island, and most of what is known about the bird in life comes from an interview French naturalist François Péron conducted with a sealer there, as well as depictions by artist Charles Alexandre Lesueur.

Mount Lesueur

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Both Mount Lesueur and Lesueur National Park in Western Australia are named in his honor.
It was named in honour of Charles Alexander Lesueur, a natural history artist on board the ship.

Le Havre

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Charles Alexandre Lesueur (1 January 1778 in Le Havre – 12 December 1846 in Le Havre) was a French naturalist, artist, and explorer.
The museum houses mineralogy, zoology, ornithology, palaeontology and prehistory departments as well as 8,000 early 19th-century paintings from the collection of local naturalist and traveller Charles-Alexandre Lesueur (1778–1846).

New Harmony, Indiana

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From 1826 to 1837, Lesueur was based in New Harmony, Indiana, where he filled sketchbooks full of the finds discovered during the utopian adventure funded by his friend and former employer, American geologist William Maclure.
Numerous scientists and educators contributed to New Harmony's intellectual community, including William Maclure, Marie Louise Duclos Fretageot, Thomas Say, Charles-Alexandre Lesueur, Joseph Neef, Frances Wright, and others.

Thomas Say

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Lesueur returned to France in 1837, only after his friends Thomas Say and Joseph Barabino had died and William MacClure had returned to Philadelphia, accompanied by many of his fine books.
In 1816, he met Charles Alexandre Lesueur, a French naturalist, malacologist, and ichthyologist who soon became a member of the Academy and served as its curator until 1824.

Karl Bodmer

He was in New Harmony when Prince Maximilian, Prince of Wied-Neuweid, Germany, and artist Karl Bodmer came to spend five months there in 1832–1833.
He featured the work and personalities of Thomas Say and Charles-Alexandre Lesueur, two leading American naturalists.

Lesueur's frog

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The specific name, lesueuri, is in honor of French naturalist Charles Alexandre Lesueur.

Australian water dragon

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The specific name, lesueurii, is in honor of French naturalist Charles Alexandre Lesueur.

Amalosia lesueurii

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The specific name, lesueurii, is in honor of French naturalist Charles Alexandre Lesueur.

European and American voyages of scientific exploration

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* European and American voyages of scientific exploration

Natural history

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Charles Alexandre Lesueur (1 January 1778 in Le Havre – 12 December 1846 in Le Havre) was a French naturalist, artist, and explorer.

Exploration

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Charles Alexandre Lesueur (1 January 1778 in Le Havre – 12 December 1846 in Le Havre) was a French naturalist, artist, and explorer.

Lesueur National Park

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Both Mount Lesueur and Lesueur National Park in Western Australia are named in his honor.

Nicolas Baudin

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In 1801, he traveled to Australia as artist on the expedition of Nicolas Baudin.

René Maugé de Cely

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With François Péron, he took over the duties as naturalist after the death of the expedition's zoologist René Maugé.

Vincennes, Indiana

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In 1833, he visited Vincennes, Indiana, where he sketched the first known drawing of Grouseland, the mansion of William Henry Harrison.

Grouseland

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In 1833, he visited Vincennes, Indiana, where he sketched the first known drawing of Grouseland, the mansion of William Henry Harrison.

William Henry Harrison

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In 1833, he visited Vincennes, Indiana, where he sketched the first known drawing of Grouseland, the mansion of William Henry Harrison.

William Maclure

From 1826 to 1837, Lesueur was based in New Harmony, Indiana, where he filled sketchbooks full of the finds discovered during the utopian adventure funded by his friend and former employer, American geologist William Maclure.

Philadelphia

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Lesueur returned to France in 1837, only after his friends Thomas Say and Joseph Barabino had died and William MacClure had returned to Philadelphia, accompanied by many of his fine books.

Legion of Honour

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At last, he was awarded the honor of Chevalier de l’Ordre Royal de la Légion d'honneur for his long years of work in the sciences.

Oil painting

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Pictured here is the oil portrait by Charles Willson Peale of Lesueur.

Portrait

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Pictured here is the oil portrait by Charles Willson Peale of Lesueur.

Charles Willson Peale

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Pictured here is the oil portrait by Charles Willson Peale of Lesueur.