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Prince Joseph de Bauffremont-Courtenay (Prince de Listenois)

RolesNaval Sailor 
Date of Birth25.9.1714 - Paris ref:631
First Known Service1723ref:631
WifeLouise Bénigne de Bauffremont-Courtenay , daughter of his brother Louisref:631
Last Known Service10.2.1777ref:631
Date of Death14.11.1781ref:631

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
  Appointed Chevalier de l'Ordre de Malte before 1731ref:631
1723 From a family of land officers, he entered the army in 1723 at the age of 9, as a lieutenant in the regiment of Bauffremont-dragoons of which his father was a colonel.ref:631
19.4.1731 Garde de la Marineref:631
L'Alcyon (50) 1726-1757
French 50 Gun
4th Rate Frégate-Vaisseau de 1er Ordre
, Garde de la Marine
Le Tigre (50) 1724-1754
French 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
, Garde de la Marine
18.2.1733 Enseigne de Vaisseauref:616
Heureux (60) 1730-1771
French 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
1730 Renamed "Heureux"
, Enseigne de Vaisseau
1.7.1735 Lieutenant de Vaisseauref:631
1742 He distinguished himself, in a battle of a galley of this order (State Navy or Malte ??) against a privateer from Tunis.ref:631
1.7.1742 Capitaine de Vaisseauref:631
Le Volage (24) 1741-1753
French 24 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
, Capitaine de Vaisseau and Commanding Officer
10.2.1743/4411.2.1743/44Battle of Toulon 
Le Palmier (74) 1752-1782
French 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, Capitaine de Vaisseau and Commanding Officer
25.9.1755 Chef d'Escadreref:631
13.12.1756 He is titled "cousin of the King of France" with all his family with confirmation of November 1, 1762. He is created prince of the Holy Empire, with the qualification of "cousin of the Emperor", by imperial diploma of June 8, 1757, for him to take up the name and arms of Gorrevod then was created Prince of Listenois on November 1, 1762.ref:631
1757 Commander (as Flag Officer ???) the "Tonnant" and a naval division ("Diadème" and "Eveillé" captors of "Greenwich") takes off Saint-Domingue a privateer and an English vessel the "Greenwich" .ref:631
Le Tonnant (80) 1743-1780
French 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Chef d'Escadre
8.175710.1757Commanded the French Squadron from Saint Domingue at the Louisbourg Expedition 
Le Tonnant (80) 1743-1780
French 80 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
, as Flag Officer, Contre-Amiral
20.11.1759 He was one of the main actors in the Cardinals' disaster in 1759 through his indiscipline and was only due to his kinship with the Choiseuls to be promoted Lieutenant Général of the Naval Armies and then Vice-Admiral. (Prometheus)ref:631
20.11.1759 Commanded the French Vanguard at the Battle of Quiberon Bay 
1.11.1762 Appointed Prince de Listenoisref:631
1.10.1764 Lieutenant-Général des Armées Navalesref:631
6.2.1777 Vice-Amiral de Franceref:631

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