French naval officer.
Guard (1754), ensign (1757), then captain (1778) in the French marines. Commander of the frigate Sensible (1778). Promoted to capitaine de vaisseau, partly on Franklin’s recommendation. Commander of the Ardent (1779) and Victoire (1783). Rear-admiral (1792); vice-admiral (1814).
xxvi, 72n; xxviii, 535n; Balch, French in America, ii, 175.