Research Subjects: Biographies

The French Navy and the Men Who Commanded It: Captains Who Served in the French Navy during the period 1791 – 1815 : M to Q

By Antony Broughton


M


Magendie (Jean-Jacques)

Born: 21 May 1766
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1781
Captain de fregate: 21 March 1796
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 26 August 1803Member of the Legion d ’Honneur: 5 February 1804
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur:14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: 1801, 1805
Died: 26 March 1835

Mahe (Jean-Michel)

Born: 12 October 1776
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1789
Captain de fregate: 9 November 1804
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 12 July 1808
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 28 March 1812
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 20 February 1833

Mahé-La Bourdonnais (Louis-Charles)

Born: 11 June 1767
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1781
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 21 April 1796
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 10 August 1802

Maillard-La Morandais (Guy-Marie-Hilarion)

Born: 23 June 1761
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1778
Captain de vaisseau 3rd class: 13 January 1795
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 21 March 1796
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 22 June 1822

Maingon (Jacques-Remy)

Born: 18 March 1765
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1782
Captain de fregate: 9 November 1798
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 24 September 1804
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 13 April 1809 (Killed in action)

Maistral (Desire-Marie)

Born: 25 October 1764
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1776
Captain de fregate: 21 March 1796
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 14 December 1799
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: 1798
Died: 17 August 1842

Maistran (Esprit-Tranquille)

Born: 21 may 1763
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1775
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 1 January 1793
Captain de vaisseau 1st class: 1 January 1794
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 5 February 1804
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur:14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: 1782
Died: 5 November 1815

Malin (Joseph-Pierre-Andre)

Born: 16 December 1755
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1769
Captain de fregate: 21 March 1796
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 22 September 1796
Captain de vaisseau 1st class: 1 January 1809
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died:  23 September 1816

Malles (Louis)

Born: 2 September 1741
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1749
Captain de vaisseau 1st class: 1 January 1793
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 5 February 1804
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur:14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 3 June 1811

Mallet (Louis-Stanislas)

Born: 8 February 1770
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1781
Captain de fregate: 24 September 1803
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 7 April 1833

Mallevault de Vaumorant (?) - Captain de vaisseau.

Margolle-Sanier (Pierre-Jean-Baptiste)

Born: 19 October 1771
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1784
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 19 May 1811
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 7 September 1810
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died:  5 September 1849

Marie (Francois-Michel)

Born: ?        
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: ?
Captain de fregate: 21 March 1796
Captain de vaisseau: 20 April 1799
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: January 1802

Martin (Claude-Jean)

Born: 14 March 1752
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1767
Captain de fregate:19 June 1797
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 17 September 1802
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: 1796
Died: 15 February 1860

Matagne (Antoine-Alexandre)

Born: 23 March 1747
Entered naval service either commercial or military position:  1763
Captain de vaisseau: 29 November 1794
Captain de fregate: 21 March 1796
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 19 June 1796
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 3 March 1803

Maureau (Andre-Hector)

Born: 29 November 1756
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1773
Captain de vaisseau 3rd class: 17 July 1794
Ched de Division: 22 September 1796
Captain de vaisseau 1st class: 23 September 1800
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: 1782
Died: 20 October 1819

Mequet (Hugues-Olivier)

Born: 11 September 1762
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1774
Captain de fregate: 21 March 1796
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 6 March 1805
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 19 June 1811
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 25 October 1824

Merlet (Joseph)

Born: 3 January 1756
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1774
Captain de vaisseau: 1793
Captain de vaisseau 1st class: 21 March 1796
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: 1794
Died: 5 December 1814

Mesnard (Pierre)

Born: 2 March 1763
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1775
Captain de fregate: 25 October 1801
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 19 May 1811
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died:  30 September 1826

Meynard de la France (Marie-Jean-Francois)

Born:  21 April 1775
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1788
Captain de fregate: 5 July 1805
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 12 July 1808
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 8 February 1811
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 17 September 1848

Meynne (Francois-Jacques)

Born: 6 November 1759
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1770
Captain de vaisseau 3rd class: 11 March 1795
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 21 March 1796
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 31 December 1807

Micheau (Joseph)

Born: 18 April 1751
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1768
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 18 June 1796
Captain de vaisseau 1st class: 23 September 1800
Wounds recieved while in the service of France:  None
Died: 17 March 1821

Milius (Pierre-Bernard)

Born: 4 January 1773
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1787
Captain de fregate: 18 May 1802
Captain de vaisseau: 19 December 1811
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 11 August 1829

Molini (Francois-Romulard-Alexandre)

Born: 20 June 1753
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1775
Captain de vaisseau: 29 November 1794
Ched de Division: 19 August 1797
Captain de vaisseau 1st class: 23 September 1803
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 5 February 1804
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur:14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 15 December 1829

Moncousu (Pierre-Augustin)

Born: 26 August 1756
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1773
Ched de Division: 21 March 1796
Captain de vaisseau 1st class: 23 September 1800
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 6 July 1801 (Killed in Action)

Monnier (Jacques)

Born: 5 August 1756
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1777
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class:16 November 1793
Captain de vaisseau 1st class: 21 March 1796
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: ?

Montagnies de Laroque (Jean-Baptiste)

Born: 2 July 1761
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1775
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 2 January 1795
Captain de vaisseau 1st class: 17 March 1798
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 23 September 1800
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 20 March 1804
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: 1802
Died: 10 October 1832

Montalan (Antoine-Marie-Francois)

Born: 19 March 1767
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1787
Captain de fregate: 21 March 1796
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 24 September 1803
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 5 February 1804
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur:14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 22 March 1822

Monfort (Francois-Gilles)

Born: 16 January 1769
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1784
Captain de fregate: 2 September 1805
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 9 March 1809
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 25 March 1826

Moras (Gaspard-Balthazar-Melchior)

Born: 1 January 1772
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1785
Captain de fregate: 22 June 1798
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 24 September 1803
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 5 February 1804
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur:14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 13 January 1824

Morel (?) - Captain de vaisseau.

Morel-Beaulieu (Claude-Pascal)

Born: 8 April 1765
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1778
Captain de fregate: 3 May 1798
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 24 September 1803
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 5 February 1804
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur:14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: 1781, 1801
Died: 21 March 1815

Motard (Leonard-Bernard)

Born: 27 July 1771
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1786
Captain de fregate: 1 May 1798
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 24 September 1803
Rear-Admiral (Retired): 5 May 1815
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Commander of the Legion d’Honneur: 7 December 1809
Baron of the Empire: 15 August 1810
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: 1799, 1806
Died: 25 May 1852

Moultson (Jean)

Born: 21 March 1752
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1763
Captain de vaisseau 3rd class: 1 January 1793
Captain de vaisseau 1st class: 1 January 1794
Ched de Division: 21 March 1796
Captain de vaisseau 1st class: 23 September 1800
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: 1781, 1796
Died: 12 January 1803

Muskeyn (Joseph-Augustin-Francois)

Born: 21 June 1761
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1785
Captain de fregate: 8 July 1796
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 22 September 1796
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 12 June 1842

N

Nes (?) - Captain de vaisseau

Noguez (?) - Captain de frégate

Nouvel (Pierre-Michel)

Born: 12 November 1769
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1786
Captain de fregate: 19 June 1796
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 19 May 1811
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France:
Died: 20 November 1848

O

Obet (Yves-Louis)

Born: 4 July 1738
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1751
Captain de vaisseau 3rd class: 2 October 1792
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 1 January 1793
Captain de vaisseau 1st class: 1 January 1794
Chef de Division: 22 September 1796
Captain de vaisseau 1st class: 23 September 1800
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 29 March 1810

Ore (?) - Captain de frégate.

Oreille (Jean-Baptiste)

Born: 9 June 1747
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: ?
Captain de fregate: 29 June ?
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: 1794,1796
Died: 19 August 1837

Orsin (?) - Captain de vaisseau.

P

Papin (Andre)

Born: 15 September 1757
Entered naval service either commercial or military position:  1767
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 22 September 1796
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 28 October 1819

Papin (Jacques)

Born: 7 February 1750
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1758
Captain de vaisseau: 22 September 1796
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 25 November 1801

Pasquier (?) - Captain de vaisseau.

Peridier (Jean-Alexandre)

Born:  12 September 1767
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1783
Captain de fregate: 24 September 1803
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 12 July 1808
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 16 August 1811
Chevalier of the Couronne de Fer: 13 April 1811
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: 1798, 1811
Died: 13 December 1826

Peronne (Leonord)

Born: 6 January 1760
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1773
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 22 September 1796
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 22 July 1805 (Killed in action)

Perree (Pierre-Francois-Louis)

Born: 13 April 1762
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1781
Captain de fregate: 7 May 1812
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 27 September 1811
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 4 January 1817

Pevrieu (Etienne)

Born:  9 November 1746
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1761
Captain de fregate: 21 March 1796
Captain de vaisseau 3rdclass: 19 June 1796
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 23 September 1800
Captain de vaisseau 1st class: 1 January 1810
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: 1801
Died: 7 May 1812

Peytes de Montcabrier (Francois-Henry)

Born: 3 June 1766
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1781
Captain de fregate: 21 March 1796
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 12 July 1808
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 6 June 1833

Philibert (Pierre-Henry)

Born: 26 January 1774
Entered naval service either commercial or military position:  1786
Captain de fregate: 31 July 1811
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 11 July 1814
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 1 November 1824

Picard (Pierre-Jean)

Born: 31 August 1770
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1781
Captain de fregate: 12 July 1808
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 2 December 1813
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 23 June 1810
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 4 November 1843

Pinsun (Jacques)

Born: 27 September 1760
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1777
Captain de fregate: 6 March 1805
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 6 February 1806
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 10 November 1810 (Killed in action)

Pitot (Francois-Marie)

Born: 19 January 1767
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1780
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 21 May 1796
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: None
Died: 10 September 1816

Polony (Claude-Vincent)

Born: 22 April 1756
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1767
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 21 March 1796
Captain de vaisseau 1st class: 1 January 1809
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 5 February 1804
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur:14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France:
Died: 29 April 1828

Pomies (?) - Captain de frégate.

Poulain (?) - Captain de vaisseau.

Prevest de Lacroix (Louis-Gilles)

Born: 12 November 1762
Entered naval service either commercial or military position:
Captain de fregate: 19 June 1796
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 27 February 1797
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 5 February 1804
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur:14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: 1801
Died: 16 August 1829

Prigny de Querieux (Mathieu-Anne-Louis)

Born: 6 August 1774
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1790
Captain de fregate: 28 November 1799
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 12 July 1808
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France: 1805
Died: 13 November 1827

Prignet (Guillaume-Marcellin)

Born: 2 May 1772
Entered naval service either commercial or military position:  1788
Captain de 24 September 1799
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 24 September 1803
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 5 February 1804
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur:14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France:
Died: 27 September 1837

Puren de Keraudren (?) - Captain de vaisseau.

Puyfere (?) - Captain de vaisseau

Q

Querangal (Piere-Maurice-Julien)

Born: 13 December 1758
Entered naval service either commercial or military position: 1776
Captain de vaisseau 3rdclass: 13 February 1795
Captain de vaisseau 2nd class: 21 March 1796
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 5 February 1804
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur:14 June 1804
Wounds recieved while in the service of France:
Died: 27 August 1840

 

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