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In the french language Poivre is the expression for pepper and obviously this word was choosen because of Pierre Poivre, (born 23. August 1719 in Lyon; ? 6. Januar 1786 in Saint-Romain-au-Mont-d'Or). He was an expert for gardening but also a missionary in China before he became the governor of Mauritius und Réunion.
He founded the botanical garden of Victoria and in Mauritius he founded the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden.
The monument of Pierre Poivre is situated in front of the hall of Justice at Freedom-square.
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