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Rodrigues was discovered by Diego Rodriguez between the 4th and the 9th February 1528.In these days Portuguez and English navigators were using the island of Rodrigues as a reference when sailing to India. Years later after a very long  journey in May 1691,Francois Leguat  and seven men landed in Rodrigues.
Two years later seing that the island was too mountainous and that flatter land were limited  .They therefore built a boat and left the island. Lots of palms trees were available on the island.Turtles, fishes and birds especially the Solitaire were in great abundance.
Soon after that the authorities that were living on Reunion Island decided to come to Rodrigues.