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CLAUDE DE FORBIN (1656—1733)

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Originally appearing in Volume V10, Page 639 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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CLAUDE DE FORBIN (1656—1733), French naval commander, was born in Provence, of a family of high standing, in 1656. High-spirited and ungovernable in his boyhood, he ran away from his home, and through the influence of an uncle entered the navy, serving his first campaign in 1675. For a short time he quitted the navy and entered the army, but soon returned to his first choice. He made under D'Estreesthe American campaign, and under Duquesne, that of Algiers in 1683, on all occasions See Forbes's Life and Letters, by Principal Shairp, Professor P. G. distinguishing himself by his impetuous courage. The most Tait and A. Adams-Reilly (1873); Professor Forbes and his Bio-remarkable episode of his life was his mission to Siam. During graphers, by J. Tyndall (1873). the administration of the Greek adventurer Phaulcon in that
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