Gaston de Raousset-Boulbon

Gaston de Raousset-Boulbon
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BornMay 5, 1817
DiedAugust 13, 1854
Cause of deathexecution by firing squad
OccupationAdventurer, filibuster, businessman

Charles Rene Gaston Gustave de Raousset-Boulbon (May 5, 1817 - August 13, 1854) was a French adventurer, filibuster and entrepreneur and, by some accounts a pirate, and a theoretician of colonialism.

Early life

Gaston de Raousset-Boulbon was born in Avignon, Vaucluse, Kingdom of France.[1] He inherited the title of count.