Chevalier Jean Guillaume Toussaint Picquet (Comte de la Motte)


NationalityFrench 
RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth1.11.1720 - Rennes E-WIKI
First Known Service1735FWIKI
FatherGuy Picquet de La Motte, seigneur de La Motte (1678-1753)ref:631
MotherHélène Julie Rose Robert de La Bellangeraye (1698-1769)ref:631
BrotherLouis Jacques (1719-1786)ref:631
SisterJudith (1725-1777)ref:631
Last Known Service1745FWIKI
Date of Death10.6.1791 - Brest E-WIKI
Cause of DeathMaladie de la goutteFWIKI

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
 Appointed Comte de la MotteE-WIKI
1735 Entered the NavyF001
11.7.1735 Garde de la MarineE-WIKI
1745 Enseigne de Vaisseauref:1220
1754 Lieutenant de VaisseauE-WIKI
17551.2.1759La Sensible (34), Lieutenant de Vaisseau and Commanding OfficerE-WIKI
10.1756 Appointed Chevalier de L’ordre royal et militaire de Saint-LE-WIKI
17608.1763Le Diadème (74), Capitaine de Vaisseau and Commanding OfficerE-WIKI
9.1763 Capitaine de VaisseauF001
9.17631772La Malicieuse (32), Capitaine de Vaisseau and Commanding OfficerE-WIKI
17721776Le Cerf Volant (16), Capitaine de Vaisseau and Commanding OfficerE-WIKI
17761777Le Solitaire (64), Capitaine de Vaisseau and Commanding OfficerE-WIKI
17771778Le Robuste (74), Capitaine de Vaisseau and Commanding OfficerE-WIKI
17784.1779Le Saint Esprit (80), Capitaine de Vaisseau and Commanding OfficerE-WIKI
22.5.1778 Chef d'escadreE-WIKI
27.7.1778 1st Battle of Ushant 
4.177924.3.1780L'Annibal (74), Chef d'escadre and Commanding OfficerE-WIKI
6.7.1779 Battle of Grenada 
18.12.1779 Commanded the Secours français at the Combat de la Martinique 
18.12.1779 Commanded the Renforts français at the Combat de la Martinique 
1780 Appointed Commandeur de L’ordre royal et militaire de Saint-E-WIKI
20.3.1780 Commanded the French Ships at the 1st Action off Monti Christi 
25.4.17814.1783L'Invincible (100), Capitaine de Vaisseau and Commanding OfficerE-WIKI
30.5.1781 Lieutenant-généralE-WIKI
30.5.17814.1783L'Invincible (100), as Flag Officer, Lieutenant-généralE-WIKI
12.12.1781 2nd Battle of Ushant 
20.10.1782 Commanded the French Ships at the Battle of Cape Spartel 
1784 Appointed Grand-croix de L’ordre royal et militaire de SaintE-WIKI


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