François-Joseph Paul de Grasse (Seigneur de Tilly)


NationalityFrench 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth13.9.1722 - Château des Valettes , Le Bar-sur-Loup , Alpes-MarCSORN
First Known Service13.9.1722CSORN
A.K.A.Prince des Antillesref:631
WifeAntoinette Rosalie Accaron - Married 28.1.1764 - St-Louis, Versailles ref:631
WifeCatherine Pien , second husband - Married 7.10.1775 - Port-au-Prince , Saint-Domingueref:631
WifeChristine de Cibon - Married 11.2.1786ref:631
BrotherChevalier Joseph de Grasseref:631
Last Known Service11.1.1788CSORN
Date of Death14.1.1788 - Château de Tilly , Tilly , YvelinesCSORN
Burial16.1.1788 - St-Roch , Paris I°CSORN

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
 Commanded the Corps de bataille at the   
 Appointed 1st Marquis de Grasse-Tillyref:631
 Appointed Chevalier de Société des Cincinnati de France Founder Memberref:631
 Appointed Commandeur de L’Ordre Royal et Militaire de Saint-Louisref:631
 Appointed Prince d'Antibesref:631
1740 Appointed Chevalier de l'Ordre de MalteE-WIKI
1743 Enseigne de VaisseauE-WIKI
1754 Lieutenant de Vaisseau 
1762 Capitaine de Vaisseau 
1.176312.1764Le Protée (64), Capitaine de Vaisseau and Commanding OfficerE-WIKI
1764 Appointed Seigneur de Tillyref:631
17651771L'Héroine (26), Capitaine de Vaisseau and Commanding OfficerE-WIKI
31.5.176511.6.1765Blockade of the Pirates of Salé 
25.6.176528.6.1765Larache Expedition 
17721774L'Isis (16), Capitaine de Vaisseau and Commanding OfficerE-WIKI
1775 L'Amphitrite (32), Capitaine de Vaisseau and Commanding OfficerE-WIKI
1.17763.1778L'Intrépide (74), Capitaine de Vaisseau and Commanding OfficerE-WIKI
1778 Chef d'EscadreE-WIKI
1.17782.1781Le Robuste (74), Capitaine de Vaisseau and Commanding OfficerE-WIKI
27.7.1778 1st Battle of Ushant 
6.7.1779 Battle of Grenada 
17.4.1780 Battle of Martinique 
3.1781 Lieutenant-Général des Armées NavalesE-WIKI
22.3.178119.4.1782La Ville de Paris (104), as Flag Officer, Lieutenant-Général des Armées NavalesTRN3
29.4.178130.4.1781Commanded the Escadre française at the Battle of Fort Royal 
5.9.1781 Battle of the Chesapeake 
25.1.178226.1.1782Commanded the French Fleet at the Battle of Saint Kitts 
12.4.1782 Commanded the Corps de bataille at the Battle of the Saintes 
12.4.1782 Commander-in-Chief at the Battle of the Saintes 
14.1.1788 In addition to acquiring in 1767 for 180000 Livres Tournois the chateau and land of Tilly, which Louis XV erected as a marquisate, Grasse had at the end of his life a large "American" fortune: in 1762, he bought an estate in Saint Domingue. , then, in 1773, a plantation to which must be added that brought to him by Catherine Pien (olim Pien or de Pin). When he died in 1788, this colonial estate was estimated at 1800000 Livres Tournois .ref:631


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