Charles Pierre Claret de Fleurieu (Comte de Fleurieu)

RolesNaval Sailor, Administrator 
Date of Birth2.7.1738 - Lyon , Rhôneref:631
First Known Service31.10.1755ref:1275
WifeAglaé Deslac d'Arcambalref:631
Last Known Service1806ref:1275
Date of Death18.8.1810 - Paris ref:631
Burial1810 - Panthéon , Paris V°, Paris ref:631

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
2.7.1738 Appointed Comte de Fleurieuref:1275
31.10.1755 Garde de la Marineref:1275
5.3.17561.7.1756Le Lion (64), Garde de la Marineref:1275
20.5.1756 Battle of Minorca 
28.5.17572.5.1758Le Redoutable (74), Garde de la Marineref:1275
1.1.175911.6.1759La Pléiade (32), Garde de la Marineref:1275
23.3.1762 Enseigne de Vaisseauref:1275
176311.10.1769The peace of 1763 gave him occasion to apply himself to office work and study, and he assisted the engineer Ferdinand Berthoud, in 1766, in his invention of the marine watch or chronometer. In 1768 he was appointed to the command of the frigate "Isis" on an expedition to experiment with the new instrument, sailing from Aix in November of that year. He took observations at Martinique, Santo Domingo, Porto Rico, Havana, Jamaica, Colon, and New Orleans, and after touching at New York, Boston, and Newfoundland, returned to Aix on 11 October 1769. The results of this expedition were important to geography, as he established the exact position of all the points visited, and published them in his later works.ref:631
11.176811.10.1769L'Isis (16), Enseigne de Vaisseau and Commanding Officerref:631
1.10.1773 Lieutenant de Vaisseauref:1275
1775 Appointed Inspecteur Adjoint du Dépôt des Cartes et Plansref:631
1.11.1776 Capitaine de Vaisseauref:1275
1.11.17761777Appointed Directeur des Ports et Arsenauxref:631
17781783From 1778 till 1783 he elaborated all the plans for the naval war against England, to assist the struggle for the independence of the United States.ref:631
17841785In 1784 -1785 he prepared carefully , in secret , the Great Lapérouse 's circumnavigation travel , with King Louis XVI .ref:631
26.10.179017.5.1791Appointed Ministre de la Marineref:1275
1800 Appointed Membre de l'Institut National et du Bureau des Longitudesref:631
1800 Appointed Conseiller d'Etatref:631
1804 Appointed Grand Officier de la Légion d'Honneurref:631
1806 Contre-Amiralref:631
1808 Appointed Comte de l'Empireref:631
1808 Intendant Général de la Maison de l'Empereur .ref:631


ref:631Geneanet Web Site
ref:1275Académie de Marine Web Site

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