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Jean Bart (October 21, 1651 - April 27, 1702) was a French naval commander of the 17th century. Image:StatuejeanbartWIKI.jpg October 21 is the 294th day of the year (295th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 71 days remaining. ... // Events January 1 - Charles II crowned King of Scotland in Scone. ... April 27 is the 117th day of the year (118th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 248 days remaining. ... Events March 8 - William III died; Princess Anne Stuart becomes Queen Anne of England, Scotland and Ireland. ... Admiral is a word from the Arabic term Amir-al-bahr (Lord of the bay). ... The Statue of Jean Bart File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ...


Born in Dunkirk as the son of a fisherman, Bart served when young in the Dutch navy, but when war broke out between Louis XIV and the United Provinces in 1672 he entered the French service. He gained great distinction in the Mediterranean, where he held an irregular sort of commission, unable due to his low birth to receive a command in the navy. Location within France For the battleship, see Dunkerque Dunkirk (French: Dunkerque; Dutch: Duinkerke; German: Dünkirchen) is a harbour city and a commune in the northernmost part of France, in the département of Nord, 10 km from the Belgian border. ... A Long Island fisherman cleans his nets A fisherman in central Chile A fisherman is a person who engages in the activity of fishing. ... For the musical group of the same name, see Louis XIV (band). ... The United Provinces (Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden/Provinciën, Republic of the Seven United Netherlands/Provinces — 1581–1795) was a European republic which is now known as the Netherlands. ... Events England, France, Munster and Cologne invade the United Provinces, therefore this name is know as ´het rampjaar´ (the disaster year) in the Netherlands. ... The French Navy (Marine Nationale) is the naval arm of the French military and is the second-largest Western European navy (the largest being the United Kingdoms Royal Navy). ... The Mediterranean Sea is an intercontinental sea positioned between Europe to the north, Africa to the south and Asia to the east, covering an approximate area of 2. ...


He had such success, however, that he became a lieutenant in 1679. He rose rapidly to the rank of captain and then to that of admiral. The Peace of Ryswick (1697) put a close to his active service. Many anecdotes tell of the courage and bluntness of the uncultivated sailor, who became the popular hero of the French naval service. The town of Dunkirk has honoured his memory by erecting a statue and by naming a public square after him. Events January 24 - King Charles II of England disbands Parliament August 7 - The brigantine Le Griffon, which was commissioned by René Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, is towed to the southern end of the Niagara River, to become the first ship to sail the upper Great Lakes. ... Captain is both a nautical term and a military rank. ... Admiral is a word from the Arabic term Amir-al-bahr (Lord of the bay). ... The Treaty of Ryswick was signed on 20 September 1697 and named after Ryswick in the United Provinces (now the Netherlands). ...


Ships bearing the name Jean Bart

More than 27 ships of the French Navy, over a period of 200 years, have borne the name Jean Bart. These include: The French Navy (Marine Nationale) is the naval arm of the French military and is the second-largest Western European navy (the largest being the United Kingdoms Royal Navy). ...

  • Jean Bart (1788), a 74 gun ship of the line.
  • Jean Bart (1811), a 74 gun ship of the line.
  • Jean Bart (1886), a first class cruiser of 4800 tonnes.
  • Jean Bart (1910), a 23,600 tonne battleship, the first French dreadnought.
  • Jean Bart (1940), a 50,000 tonne battleship armed with 380mm guns. Although launched in 1940, the ship did not get fitted out and completed until 1955, having spent much of the Second World War in dock at Casablanca.
  • Jean Bart (1988), an anti-aircraft frigate, still in service with the French Navy.

Ships of the line were 1st, 2nd, or 3rd-rated ships in the rating system of the Royal Navy. ... USS Port Royal, a Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser, launched in 1994. ... HMS Victory in 1884 In naval warfare, a battleship was the most powerful gun-armed, most heavily armored and most effective type of warship at any particular time. ... Dreadnought may refer to HMS Dreadnought, the name of several warships of the Royal Navy A generic term for early 20th century battleships following the launch of the revolutionary HMS Dreadnought in 1906 A popular term for any large, impressive mechanical device, particularly British or Australian trams from the early... The Jean Bart was a French battleship of World War II named for the seventeenth century seaman and corsair Jean Bart. ... Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ... Casablanca from space Hassan II Mosque A view on the Boulevard de Paris in central Casablanca Parc de la Ligue Arabe Casablanca (Arabic: الدار البيضاء, transliterated ad-Dār al-Bayḍāʼ) is a city in western Morocco, located on the Atlantic Ocean. ... The Jean Bart (D615) is an anti-air frigate of the French Marine Nationale of the Cassard type. ... Frigate is a name which has been used for several distinct types of warships at different times. ... The French Navy (Marine Nationale) is the naval arm of the French military and is the second-largest Western European navy (the largest being the United Kingdoms Royal Navy). ...

Commercial Products branded Jean Bart

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Jean Bart - LoveToKnow 1911 (181 words)
JEAN BART (1651-1702), French naval commander, son of a fisherman, was born in Dunkirk on the 21st of October 1651.
The town of Dunkirk has honoured his memory by a statue and by naming a public square after him.
See Richer, Vie de Jean Bart (1780), and many editions since; Vanderest, Histoire de Jean Bart.
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