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Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza by Charles Giron, 2 January, 1883

when I was a child I was told he was among my ancestors (more an ascendant cousin) he was a Priuli a notable family who gave popes and doges to Venice Italy, then he came to France and married countess Thérèse de Chambrun, he discovered Congo’s river sources, founded Brazzaville, liberated slaves with his own funds he found on market in the jungle, his full name is Pierre Savorgnan di Brazza Conte di Cormons e Cergneu

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