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Chevalier François-Joseph de Choiseul de Beaupré (Comte de Choiseul)


NationalityFrench 
RolesNaval Sailor, Ship Owner, Administrator 
First Known Service1680ref:673
Last Known Service18.5.1711ref:673
Date of Death18.5.1711 - Havana ref:673

Ships Owned


FromToVesselSource
17091709
Le Marquis de Choiseul 1709
French Privateer
 

Event History


Date fromDate toEventSource
 Appointed Comte de ChoiseulFWIKI
1680 Garde de la Marineref:673
1.1.1682 Enseigne de Vaisseauref:1258
7.168312.1683He is in the Algiers Bombardment, Duquesne Squadron. M. de Motheux sends Choiseul , ensign serving as lieutenant aboard the frigate La Gentille, with a rowboat, near the harbor chain. Surrounded by enemy boats, he is taken prisoner. He must be executed, attached to the muzzle of a cannon, but is saved by an Algerian privateer, named HALI, who recognized him; it had previously been taken by a French ship, commanded by the Chevalier de Lery , on which Choiseul was serving and had obtained his freedom. He will be sent to prison and released in December.ref:673
1685 Lieutenant de Vaisseauref:673
1703 Capitaine de Frégateref:673
28.7.1705 Appointed Chevalier de l’Ordre Royal et Militaire de Saint-Louisref:673
1.11.1705 Capitaine de Vaisseauref:673
1.8.1706 Appointed Gouverneur

of Turtle Island and Saint-Domingue Coast.

ref:673
28.12.170722.9.1710Appointed Gouverneur at Saint-Domingueref:673
22.9.1710 Order to return to France .ref:673
5.5.171118.5.1711He returned to France aboard La Thétis, but his ship met an English ship which began hostilities.He died in Havana on May 18, 1711 from wounds received during combat on May 5.ref:673


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