Talk:Antoine Bruni d'Entrecasteaux

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Source[edit]

This article is a transcript from http://www.win.tue.nl/~engels/discovery/entrecast.html and has been used here with permission. Many thanks to the original author, Leigh Rayment, for his hard work and permission to use his work in this manner! -- Chuq 06:53, 19 Jul 2004 (UTC)

His Explorations[edit]


I've just been smoothing out the grammar & style of the article, and I've hit a slight snag. In "His Explorations" reference is made to a "fine navigable channel"; is this meant to refer to a channel that is fine (narrow) but navigable, or to a channel that is finely navigable (navigable with difficulty), or (colloqially) to a good and navigable channel? Mel Etitis (Μελ Ετητης) 20:28, 31 Jan 2005 (UTC)

The Hermits[edit]

Where are "The Hermits"? Bastie 08:11, 22 September 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Name[edit]

Is his name Bruny d'Entrecasteaux on the French Wikipedia his article is under fr:Antoine Bruny d'Entrecasteaux. Which is it? (unsigned)

Read the article? SatuSuro 04:16, 10 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The article still needs further clarification on this point. It highlights that there is an issue, but doesn't explicitly distinguish what the two sides are. In fact it leaves the impression as if someone may have changed the title without correspondingly updating the lead (i.e., it says something about a different surname but both listed surnames look identical). Cesiumfrog (talk) 13:12, 23 April 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It isn't merely the bruni/bruny thing is it? Just inject "(or Bruny)" into the bold text in the lead and don't waste a paragraph making it sound more complex if that's all it is. Hardly anything unusual for there to be such minor ambiguity in the proper spelling of a historical figure's name. Cesiumfrog (talk) 13:17, 23 April 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

WikiProject class rating[edit]

This article was automatically assessed because at least one article was rated and this bot brought all the other ratings up to at least that level. BetacommandBot 02:36, 27 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Vital dates[edit]

The French article has 8 November 1737 and 20 July 1793. The German, Spanish and Swedish articles agree.

We're saying the dates are 1739 (year only) and 21 July 1793. The Portuguese, Indonesian and Russian articles agree with us.

Is the truth in there somewhere? -- Jack of Oz ... speak! ... 03:56, 3 July 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Move ("compound surname")[edit]

The normal naming style for biographical articles is to include the first name, which in this case is Antoine. Whereas Bruni d'Entrecasteaux, or "Bruni of Entrecasteaux" (his hometown in Provence) is effectively a somewhat unusual "compound surname", i.e. a surname made up of two or more words, with or without a hyphen (see, for example, his entry in the ADB: "Bruny D'Entrecasteaux, Joseph-Antoine Raymond (1739–1793)". (Note that his surname differs from that of his father, which was simply Bruni.) He was normally known as "Bruni d'Entrecasteaux" because European men of his era were often known by their surnames (just as James Cook was often referred to as "Cook" by his superiors in the Royal Navy and British government).

While compound surnames without hyphens are uncommon in English speaking countries, they are not unknown e.g. "Arthur Conan Doyle, "Marian Montagu Douglas Scott". Grant | Talk 03:59, 28 October 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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