Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza

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Brazza, Pierre Savorgnan de


Born Jan. 25, 1852, in Rome; died Sept. 14,1905, in Dakar. French explorer and colonizer of Equatorial Africa. Italian by descent.

From 1875 to 1880, Brazza explored the basins of the Ogooué, Nyong, and Kwilu rivers and proved that they are not connected with the Congo River basin. He brought the inner areas of Gabon and the territory along the right bank of the lower Congo under French rule; he founded the military posts (later cities) of Franceville on the upper Ogooué and Brazzaville at Stanley Pool, a lakelike widening of the Congo River. In 1891–92 he undertook an expedition into the area of two of the northern tributaries of the Congo, the Sangha and the Ubangi.

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Project management for the realization of collective dwellings on stilts 47, quai de Brazza in Bordeaux.
Cumbia All Stars from Peru will join forces with Welsh mother and daughter duo DnA, Ghazalaw will join forces with Cardiff-based African dance and music group Ballet Nimba, Les Tambours de Brazza from the Republic of Congo will tour alongside Welsh folk group 9Bach and Ebo Taylor from Ghana and Welsh folk trio Alaw will hit the road together.
De meme, les festivaliers ont ete au rendez-vous avec des artistes de renom dans le monde musical mondial, tels Rihana, George Benson, Mika, les Tambours de Brazza, Tinariwine, Walid Tawfik, Miss Jessie J et d'autres, qui ont donne des concerts electriques, pleins de surprises.
George Benson et les Jacksons (USA), Psy (Coree du Sud), Abdelwahab Doukali (Maroc) David Guetta (France), Bond Girls (Royaume-Uni, Australie), Walid Tewfik (Liban), Lotfi Bouchnak (Tunisie), Mohamed Mounir (Egypte), les Tambours de Brazza (Congo Brazzaville), Amadou et Mariam (Mali), Seun Kuti (Nigeria) et Ondatropica (Colombie), comptent parmi les participants au festival.
In 1885, for instance, Captain Savorgnan de Brazza returned to Paris with ethno-anthropological information gathered during his exploration of the Ogoue, Congo, and Kouilou-Nari basins in Central Africa.
mona wolfi), 33 black mangabeys (Lophocebus atterrimus atterrimus), 25 Angolan pied colobus (Colobus angolensis angolensis), 10 De Brazza monkeys (C.
Congo was settled by Bantu tribes who established one of the great kingdoms in Central Africa and became part of the French colonial system after explorer Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza arrived in the 1880s.
The Italian/French explorer, Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza, nominally employed by the French government, had been on an expedition up the Ogowe River in the 1870s in the vicinity of the Congo Basin (in what is now Gabon), and had succeeded in concluding a series of treaties with King Makoko of the Teke people.
The most famous, Savorgnan de Brazza, used Gabonese bearers and guides in his search for the headwaters of the Congo River.
After the European expeditions in Africa at the end of the XIXth century, such as the military ventures of Marchand and Voulet-Chanoine and civilian exploratory missions, like those of Rene Caille and Savorgnan de Brazza, ethnographers and travellers went to Africa, either for scientific reasons or attracted by the unknown and the exotic.
Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza chroniclers briefly mentioned Lenz's visit to the Ogooue, but only to note a rare moment in the decade of the Franco-Prussian debacle: energetic Frenchmen besting a struggling, ill German in a competition with imperial implications.