Laurent Jean François Truguet (Comte Truguet)


NationalityFrench 
RolesNaval Sailor, Merchant Sailor 
Date of Birth10.1.1752 - Toulon ref:631
First Known Service1765E-WIKI
FatherChevalier Jean François Truguet (1709-1788)ref:631
Nephew André Jules François de Martineng de la Farge (1776-1860)ref:631
Grandfather Augustin Davidref:631
Grandfather Pierre Truguet (1670-1725)ref:631
Brother-in-lawChevalier Joseph Jules François de Martineng (1739-1791)ref:631
Last Known Service11.1831E-WIKI
Date of Death26.12.1839 - Paris ref:631

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
 Appointed Grand-Croix de la Légion d'honneurref:631
 Appointed Grand-Croix de L’Ordre Royal et Militaire de Saint-LouisFWIKI
 Appointed Chevalier de la Société des Cincinnati de FranceFWIKI
 Appointed Comte de l'EmpireFWIKI
1765 Garde de la Marineref:631
1765 Entered the Navy 
1773 Enseigne de Vaisseauref:631
17781779L'Hector (74), Enseigne de VaisseauFWIKI
14.12.177815.12.1778Battle of St. Lucia 
6.7.1779 Battle of Grenada 
9.9.177918.10.1779He saves the life of the wounded Admiral d'Estaing at the Siege of Savannah . He was rewarded with the decoration of Knight of the Order of Saint-Louis.FWIKI
11.1779 Lieutenant de VaisseauFWIKI
11.1779 Appointed Chevalier de l’Ordre Royal et Militaire de Saint-L no dateFWIKI
17841788Le Tarleton (14), Lieutenant de Vaisseau and Commanding Officerref:631
1.1.1792 Capitaine de VaisseauFWIKI
1.7.1792 Contre-Amiral002
1.7.17922.1793Commander of the Toulon Squadron , attacks Nice , Oneglia , fails in front of Cagliari.ref:631
1.7.17922.1793Le Tonnant (84), as Flag Officer, Contre-AmiralFWIKI
27.9.1794 Vice-Amiralref:629
4.11.179515.7.1797Appointed Ministre de la Marine at ParisFWIKI
15.7.1797 Favorable to the Royalists, he was eliminated from the ministry and replaced by Pléville Le Pelley .ref:631
8.1797 Appointed Ambassador at Spain

No date

ref:631
8.17971800He intervened in the policy of the country, against the Inquisition, against the asylum granted to many French emigrants, and to obtain a stronger engagement alongside France against England. He was, however, declared an emigrant on the pretext of not having returned to France quickly enough at the end of his duties. In fact, Talleyrand, Minister of Foreign Affairs whom Truguet had countered certain embezzlements in Spain, used this means to remove him from the political scene. Exiled in the Batavian Republic, he stayed there for nine months. No dateFWIKI
1801 Appointed Conseiller d'Etatref:631
180225.3.1802He received the command of the combined naval army, united in Cadiz, with the title of admiral-in-chief. The squadrons of Linois, Gantheaume and Bedout were to rally to its flagship flag. The Peace of Amiens brought the admiral back to Paris.ref:631
1803 Commander of the Brest Squadron .ref:631
18041809Hostile to the Empire, Truguet took a stand against the establishment of the Empire in a letter addressed to the future Emperor. He is disgraced : loss of all his titles, forfeiture of the Legion of Honor and "exile in Rouen" .FWIKI
1809 Recalled , Commander of the Rochefort Squadron .ref:631
18094.1811Appointed Préfet Maritime at RochefortFWIKI
181211.1813Appointed Préfet Maritime at AmsterdamFWIKI
1.9.1814 Appointed Comte Truguetref:631
8.7.1815 Appointed Préfet Maritime at BrestFWIKI
5.5.1819 Appointed Pair de FranceFWIKI
11.1831 Amiral de Franceref:631


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