Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza

Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza (né le 26 janvier 1852 à Rome – mort le 14 septembre 1905 à Dakar) est un explorateur français d’origine italienne qui a ouvert la voie à la colonisation française en Afrique centrale.

His easy manner and great physical charm, as well as his pacific approach among Africans, were his trademarks. Under French colonial rule Brazzaville, the capital of the Republic of the Congo, was named after him and the name was retained by the post-colonial rulers.

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