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Benjamin Bonneville

Born: Apr 14, 1796

Death: Jun 12, 1878

Birthplace: Paris

Nationality: France

Benjamin Bonneville

Date of Birth : Apr 14, 1796
Date of Death : Jun 12, 1878
Birth Place : Paris

Benjamin Louis Eulalie de Bonneville was a French-born officer in the United States Army, fur trapper, and explorer in the American West. He is noted for his expeditions to the Oregon Country and the Great Basin, and in particular for blazing portions of the Oregon Trail. During his lifetime, Bonneville was made famous by an account of his explorations in the West written by Washington Irving.

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