Amedee-Francois Frezier

  • French

Amedee-Francois Frezier was a notable Breton military engineer, explorer, mathematician and spy. The Frezier's ancient surname was derived from fraise, the French word for strawberry. The Emperor gave the Fraise family three "fraises" or stalked strawberries for their coat of arms. - AsNotedIn


Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1682/00/00 Amedee-Francois Frezier is born in Chambery, Savoy, France. Born
1713/00/00 Frezier brings back five specimens of Fragaria chiloensis, the beach strawberry, from Chile. They are the ancestor of dozen of varieties grown in Europe. Some of the plants ended up in the strawberry growing region of Plougastel. Work Brittany France Strawberry
1719/00/00 Frezier arrives as Engineer-in-Chief in Hispaniola (Santo Domingo) on a two-year assignment to fortify the island. Work includes making a map of the island and a plan of the City of Santo Domingo. Work Colonial City of Santo Domingo Santo Domingo
1773/10/26 Amedee-Francois Frezier dies in Brest, Brittany, France. Died
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