What Happened on July 2 1816


Would You Believe?

French frigate “La Méduse” operates aground less than incompetent leadership of Viscount of Chaumareys, 400 travellers evacuated. 150 men, 1 female are still left on “la Device,” a poorly provisioned raft. 13 times afterwards only 15 survivors continue being, conjures up Théodore Géricault’s painting “The Raft of the Medusa”

On July 2, 1816


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