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Joseph ROMAIN-DESFOSSÉS

French Joseph ROMAIN-DESFOSSÉS

born Joseph-Romain DESFOSSÉS

French naval officer and politician

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Born: on December 08, 1798 in Gouesnou, Finistère, France
Died: on October 25, 1864 in Paris, France


Biography

He joined the Cassard at the age of nine, becoming a midshipman second class. At twelve years of age he joined the gunboat commanded by his father, a naval lieutenant, serving for several years. He became a sub-lieutenant in September 1819 and lieutenant in December 1828. He was attached to the staff of Admiral Jean-Baptiste Grivel, maritime prefect at Brest.

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