Jean Bart

RolesSailor, Privateer 
Date of Birth1651/10/21B177
Place of BirthDunkirk B177
FatherCornil-Jacques Bart 
MotherCatherine Jacobsen 
WifeNicole Gontier (d.1682) 
WifeJacoba Tugghe 
SonFrançois Cornil Bart 
GrandfatherMichel Bart 
Date of Death1702/04/27EWIKI

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
1666 Entered the Dutch Navy on board the Seven ProvincienB177
1666 Cochon Gras B177
1672 Saint Pierre Sailorref:677
1672/04 Returned to Dunkirk to find employment on a corsairB177
1673/051673/12L'Alexandre Corsaire Lieutenantref:677
1673/11/06 Captain of the prize Sacrifice d'Abrahamref:677
1674/031674/08Le Roi David As Commanding OfficerB177
1674/08/181674/11La Royale As Commanding Officerref:677
1675/01 La Royale As Commanding Officerref:677
1676/021677/05/21La Palme As Commanding Officerref:677
1676/02/03 Married NicoleEWIKI
1676/03/25 Commander-in-Chief at the Attack on the convoy of Ostend
1676/03/25 Attack on the convoy of OstendEWIKI
1677/10/221678/01/17Le Dauphin As Commanding Officerref:677
1678/021678/05La Palme As Commanding Officerref:677
1678/051678/06Le Dauphin As Commanding Officerref:677
1678/061678/08/15Le Mars As Commanding Officerref:677
Lieutenant de Vaisseau, 1679/01/08B177
1679/06 L'Intrépide As Commanding Officerref:686
16891689/05/12Railleuse As Commanding OfficerBWAS-1603
Capitaine de Vaisseau, 1689/06BWAS-1603
1689/10/13 Married JacobaEWIKI
1690 L'Alcyon As Commanding Officerref:687
1690/06/30 Battle of Beachy Headref:687
1696 Le Maure As Commanding OfficerFWIKI
1696/06/17 Commanded the French Squadron at the Bataille du Dogger Bank
1696/06/17 Commander-in-Chief at the Bataille du Dogger Bank
Chef d'escadre, 1697/04FWIKI

Notes on Officer

letter from the Minister of Marine to M. Hubert, Intendant of Marine at Dunkirk 

18th September, 1676. Versailles

His Majesty has learnt with the greatest satisfaction that the Dunkirk Corsair commanded by Captain Jean Bart, has captured a Dutch man-of-war mounting thirty-two guns. As it is most important to encourage these Corsair captains in their efforts against the Dutch, his Majesty is pleased to direct that you will present the accompanying gold chain to Captain Jean Bart as a reward for the gallant action he has just performed.


B177 The Corsairs of FranceCharles Boswell NormanBook
EWIKI WikipediaVariousWeb Site
ref:677 Life of Jean Bart Joe SeetenWeb Site
ref:686 Jean Bart: Corsaire du Roi Soleil Patrick VilliersBook
BWAS-1603 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
ref:687 Mes campagnes de mer sous Louis XIVPhilippe de Vilette-MursayBook
FWIKI Wikipedia - FranceVariousWeb Site
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