Jean Bart


NationalityFrench 
RolesNaval Sailor, Privateer 
Date of Birth21.10.1651 - Dunkirk B177
First Known Service2.1676B177
Father Jacques Bart (1620-1676)ref:631
MotherCatherine JacobsenB177
WifeJacoba TuggheE-WIKI
WifeNicole Gontier (d.1682)E-WIKI
SonChevalier François Cornil Bart (1677-1755)ref:683
Uncle Pierre Bart (1624-?)ref:631
Grandfather Michel Bart (d.1644)ref:683
GrandsonChevalier Philippe François Bart (1706-1784)ref:673
Brother Jacques Bart (1653-1697)ref:631
Last Known Service1696B177
Date of Death27.4.1702E-WIKI

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
1666 Entered the Dutch Navy on board the Seven ProvincienB177
1666 Le Cochon Gras,  
4.1672 Returned to Dunkirk to find employment on a corsairB177
4.1672 Le Saint Pierre, Matelotref:677
5.167312.1673L'Alexandre, Corsaire Lieutenantref:677
6.11.1673 Captain of the prize Sacrifice d'Abrahamref:677
3.1673/748.1674Le Roi David (2), Corsaire Captain and Commanding OfficerB177
18.8.167411.1674La Royale (8), Corsaire Captain and Commanding Officerref:677
1.1675 La Royale (8), Corsaire Captain and Commanding Officerref:677
2.167621.5.1677La Palme (18), Corsaire Captain and Commanding Officerref:677
3.2.1675/76 Married NicoleE-WIKI
25.3.1676 Commander-in-Chief at the Attack on the convoy of Ostend 
25.3.1676 Attack on the convoy of Ostend 
22.10.167717.1.1678Le Dauphin (14), Corsaire Captain and Commanding Officerref:677
2.16785.1678La Palme (18), Corsaire Captain and Commanding Officerref:677
5.16786.1678Le Dauphin (14), Corsaire Captain and Commanding Officerref:677
6.167815.8.1678Le Mars (26), Corsaire Captain and Commanding Officerref:677
8.1.1678/79 Lieutenant de VaisseauB177
6.1679 L'Intrépide (56), Lieutenant de Vaisseau and Commanding Officerref:686
168812.5.1689La Railleuse (20), Lieutenant de Vaisseau and Commanding Officerref:692
6.1689 Capitaine de Vaisseau 
13.10.1689 Married JacobaE-WIKI
1690 L'Alcyon (38), Capitaine de Vaisseau and Commanding Officerref:687
30.6.1690 Battle of Beachy Head 
1692 Le Comte (40), Capitaine de Vaisseau and Commanding OfficerFWIKI
16931694L'Alcyon (38), Capitaine de Vaisseau and Commanding OfficerFWIKI
17.6.1693 Battle of Lagos 
1696 Le Maure (50), Capitaine de Vaisseau and Commanding OfficerFWIKI
17.6.1696 Commanded the French Squadron at the Bataille du Dogger Bank 
17.6.1696 Commander-in-Chief at the Bataille du Dogger Bank 
4.1697 Chef d'escadre 
4.1697 L'Adroit (44), Chef d'escadre and Commanding OfficerFWIKI

Notes on Officer


letter from the Minister of Marine to M. Hubert, Intendant of Marine at DunkirkB177

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.




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