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Grand Maître de la Navigation - French

Extant from : 1626 until 1669

The title Grand-maître de la Navigation is one of the Great Office of the Crown of France. He was responsible for the defence of the coasts of France and raising naval forces in time of war, as well as issuing letters of marque.

This position replaced that of Amiral de France and Secrétaire d'État à la Marine .

Date fromDate toHolderSource
16261642/12/04Armand Jean du Plessis de Richelieu
1642/12/041646/06/14 Jean Armand de Maillé-Brézé (Duc de Maillé-Brézé)
1646/06/141650Anne d'Autriche
16501665/10/22 César de Bourbon (Duc de Vendôme)
1665/10/221669/06/15 François de Bourbon-Vendôme (Duc de Beaufort)