Jean-François Prevost de Sansac de Traversay


NationalityRussian 
RolesNaval Sailor, Administrator 
Date of Birth10.3.1791 - Suisseref:631
First Known Service10.3.1791ref:631
A.K.A.Alexander the Elderref:631
Father Jean-Baptiste Prevost de Sansac de Traversay (Marquis de Traversay) (1754-1831)ref:631
Grandfather Jean Baptiste Prevost de Sansac de Traversay (Seigneur de Puybottier et de Traversay) (1725-1776)ref:631
Brother Théodore Prevost de Sansac de Traversay (1803-?)FWIKI
Brother Alexandre Prevost de Sansac de Traversay (1796-1866)ref:631
Last Known Service19.2.1850ref:631
Date of Death19.2.1850ref:631

Event History


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No history known

Notes on Officer


Rank no dateref:631

Vice-Amiral Russe

Gouverneur d'Arkangelsk

Conseiller d'Etat.


Nameref:631

The young Alexander (Jean-François brother) received baptism in the orthodox religion, his godmother was Catherine II of Russia, the empress, generous, deposited in the basket of the newborn a naval officer's certificate. Jean-Baptiste Prevost de Sansac fearing for the life of his child asked the Empress to hand over the patent held to Jean-François, who took the first name of Alexandre and kept the precious patent. Despite everything the young Alexander Ivanovich de Traversay survived. The family had two Alexander: Alexander the elder (1791-1850) and Alexander the younger (1796-1866). The two brothers made careers in the Imperial Russian Navy.



Sources


IDNameAuthorType
ref:631Geneanet Web Site
FWIKIWikipedia - FranceVarious, Web Site

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