See also:commander, son of a fisherman, was
See also:horn in Dunkirk on the 21st of
See also:October 1651 . He served when
See also:young in the Dutch
See also:navy, but when war broke out between
See also:Louis XIV. and
See also:Holland in 1672 he entered the French service . He gained
See also:great distinction in the Mediterranean, where he held an irregular sort of commission, not being then able from his low
See also:birth to receive a command in the navy . His success was so great, however, that he was made a
See also:lieutenant in 1679 . He
See also:rose rapidly to the
See also:rank of captain and then to that of
See also:admiral . The peace of
See also:Ryswick put a close to his active service . Many anecdotes are narrated of the courage and blunt• ness of the uncultivated sailor, who became the popular hero of the French naval service . The
See also:town of Dunkirk has honoured his memory by a statue and by naming a public square after him . See Richer,
See also:Vie de
See also:Bart (1780), and many
See also:editions since; Vanderest, Histoire de Jean Bart .
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