Prosper Jean Levot (14 December 1801 – 3 February 1878) was a French librarian and historian, author of several books on the history of Brest, Brittany and the French Navy.
Brest is a city in the Finistère département in Brittany. Located in a sheltered bay not far from the western tip of the peninsula, and the western extremity of metropolitan France, Brest is an important harbour and the second French military port after Toulon. The city is located on the western edge of continental Europe. With 142,722 inhabitants in a 2007 census, Brest is at the centre of Western Brittany's largest metropolitan area, ranking third behind only Nantes and Rennes in the whole of historic Brittany, and the 19th most populous city in France; moreover, Brest provides services to the one million inhabitants of Western Brittany. Although Brest is by far the largest city in Finistère, the préfecture of the department is the much smaller Quimper.
Brittany is a cultural region in the west of France, covering the western part of what was known as Armorica during the period of Roman occupation. It became an independent kingdom and then a duchy before being united with the Kingdom of France in 1532 as a province governed as if it were a separate nation under the crown.
The French Navy, informally "La Royale", is the maritime arm of the French Armed Forces. Dating back to 1624, the French Navy is one of the world's oldest naval forces. It has participated in conflicts around the globe and played a key part in establishing the French colonial empire.
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Prosper Garnot was a French surgeon and naturalist.
The Redoutable was a Téméraire class 74-gun ship of the line of the French Navy. She took part in the battles of the French Revolutionary Wars in the Brest squadron, served in the Caribbean in 1803, and duelled with HMS Victory during the Battle of Trafalgar, killing Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson during the action. She sank in the storm that followed the battle.
Mont-Blanc was a Téméraire class 74-gun third-rate ship of the line of the French Navy. In the course of her career, she was renamed no less than four times, reflecting the tides of politics with the French Revolution.
The Battle of Camaret was an amphibious landing at Camaret Bay on 18 June 1694 by the English and Dutch in an attempt to seize the French port of Brest and destroy part of the French fleet stationed there, as part of the Nine Years' War. It was successfully opposed by Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban.
Pierre-Alexandre-Laurent Forfait was a French engineer, hydrographer and politician, and Minister of the Navy.
The Terrible was a 110-gun ship of the line of the French Navy, lead ship of her class.
The Saint-Esprit was an 80-gun ship of the line of the French Navy, lead ship of her class. She was funded by a don des vaisseaux donation from the Order of the Holy Spirit, and named in its honour.
The Action of 22 January 1783 was a single ship action fought off the Chesapeake Bay during the American War of Independence. The British frigate Hussar, under the command of Thomas McNamara Russell, captured the French frigate Sybille, under the command of Kergariou-Locmaria. The circumstances of the battle included controversial violations of accepted rules of war regarding the flying of false flags and distress signals.
Pierre Augustin Moncousu was French naval officer.
Louis Alexis Baudoin was a French Navy officer and captain.
Pierre-Louis Lhermite was a French sea captain and rear admiral.
Christophe-Paulin de La Poix, chevalier de Fréminville was a French Navy Commander, naturalist, and archeologist.
Charles-Marie Cunat was a French naval officer, privateer and naval historian.
Andromaque was a 32-gun Nymphe-class frigate of the French Navy.
Génois was a Téméraire class 74-gun ship of the line of the French Navy, of the sub-type of Borée and Pluton.
The Action of 7 June 1780 took place during the American War of Independence between the frigates Hermione and HMS Iris. The ships exchanged fire for one hour and a half before parting. The battle resumed epistolarily when Hawker published his account of the battle in a newspaper, which Latouche contested heatedly.
Mathieu-Cyprien Renaudin was a French Navy officer. He was the cousin of Jean François Renaudin.
Théobald-René, Comte de Kergariou-Locmaria was a French Navy officer and Royalist émigré.
Albanais was a Téméraire-class 74-gun ship of the line of the French Navy.
Castiglione was a Téméraire-class 74-gun ship of the line of the French Navy.