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Originally appearing in Volume V15, Page 571 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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JEAN BAPTISTE EDMOND JURIEN DE LA GRAVIERE (1812-1892), French admiral, son of Admiral Jurien, who served through the Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars and was a peer of France under Louis Philippe, was born on the 19th of November 1812. He entered the navy in 1828, was made a commander in 1841, and captain in 185o. During the Russian War he commanded a ship in the Black Sea. He was promoted to be rear-admiral on the 1st of December 1855, and appointed to the command of a squadron in the Adriatic in 1859, when he absolutely sealed the Austrian ports with a close blockade. In October 1861 he was appointed to command the squadron in the Gulf of Mexico, and two months later the expedition against Mexico. On the 15th of January 1862 he was promoted to be vice-admiral. During the Franco-German War of 187o he had command of the French Mediterranean fleet, and in 1871 he was appointed " director of charts." As having commanded in chief before the enemy, the age-limit was waived in his favour, and he was continued on the active list. Jurien died on the 4th of March 1892. He was a voluminous author of works on naval history and biography, most of which first appeared in the Revue des deux mondes. Among the most noteworthy of these are Guerres maritimes sous la republique et l'empire, which was translated by Lord Dunsany under the title of Sketches of the Last Naval War (1848); Souvenirs d'un amiral (r86o), that is, of his father, Admiral Jurien; La Marine d'autrefois (1865), largely autobio- Holland); see LAW. The essential principles involved are disgraphical; and La Marine d'aujourd'hui (1872). In 1866 he was elected a member of the Academy.
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