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Laurent Jean François Truguet (Comte Truguet)


NationalityFrench 
RolesNaval Sailor, Merchant Sailor 
Date of Birth10.1.1752 - Toulon ref:631
First Known Service1765E-WIKI
Father
Chevalier Jean François TruguetFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1756
ref:631
Uncle
Laurent TruguetFrench
Administrator
Service 1718-1771
ref:673
Nephew
André Jules François de Martineng de la FargeFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1788-1841
ref:631
Grandfather
Augustin DavidFrench
Naval Sailor
ref:631
Grandfather
Pierre TruguetFrench
Administrator
Service 1670-1725
ref:631
Brother
Augustin TruguetFrench
Naval Sailor
ref:673
Brother-in-law
Chevalier Joseph Jules François de MartinengFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1755-1782
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
6.1765 Garde de la Marineref:673
6.17659.1773He made several campaigns in the Mediterranean on the "Hirondelle" , the "Provence" , the "Atalante" , the "Pleiade" and the "Chimère" . He learned about hydrography under the orders of Chabert .ref:673
10.1773 Enseigne de Vaisseauref:673
1776 
L'Atalante (32) 1768-1794
French 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Enseigne de Vaisseau
ref:673
4.17783.1779
L'Hector (74) 1755-1782
French 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Enseigne de Vaisseau
ref:673
14.12.177815.12.1778Battle of St. Lucia 
3.1779 Lieutenant de Vaisseauref:673
3.1779 
L'Hector (74) 1755-1782
French 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Lieutenant de Vaisseau
FWIKI
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 Appointed Chevalier de l’Ordre Royal et Militaire de Saint-Louis no dateFWIKI
17801781
Le Languedoc (90) 1766-1799
French 90 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1794 Renamed "Antifédéraliste"
1795 Renamed "Victoire"
, Lieutenant de Vaisseau
ref:673
17801783He then made the campaign of the squadron of Grasse on "Languedoc" , then the "Palmier" (no date) and again "Languedoc" : battle of the Chesapeake , in the battles of Saint-Christophe (Saint-Kitts) he was seriously wounded, and finally the battle of Saintes where he was again injured . He returned to France on the "Citoyen" .FWIKI
29.4.178130.4.1781Battle of Fort Royal 
5.9.1781 Battle of the Chesapeake 
17821783
Le Citoyen (74) 1764-1793
French 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Lieutenant de Vaisseau
ref:673
25.1.178226.1.1782Battle of Saint Kitts 
9.4.1782 Action off Dominique 
12.4.1782 Battle of the Saintes 
5.1784 Major de Vaisseauref:673
5.17841788
Le Tarleton (14) 1782-1793
French 14 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, Lieutenant de Vaisseau and Commanding Officer
ref:631
1787 He published a "Traite de Marine Pratique" in Constantinople .ref:673
1.1.1792 Capitaine de Vaisseauref:673
1.7.1792 Contre-Amiral002
1.7.17922.1793Commander of the Toulon Squadron , attacks Nice , Oneglia , fails in front of Cagliari.ref:631
1.7.17922.1793
Le Tonnant (84) 1789-1798
French 84 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Contre-Amiral
FWIKI
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 Ambassadeur Ordinaire 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 with flag on the "Alexandre" then the "Vengeur" .ref:673
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
7.18093.1811Appointed Préfet Maritime at RochefortFWIKI
1.7.1809 Recalled , Commander of the Rochefort Squadron , after the affair of Fire-Ships of the Ile d'Aix .ref:673
3.181112.1813Appointed Préfet Maritime at Amsterdamref:673
12.1813 Taken Prisoner at Rotterdam .ref:673
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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