First Woman To Circle The Globe Honored At Last

Nearly 250 years after Jeanne Baret became the first woman to circumnavigate the planet, she is finally getting her due. A French botanist who disguised herself as a man to join Louis Antoine de Bougainville’s journey around the world, she helped classify hundreds of species.

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