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The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Tourville, Anne Hilarion de Cotentin, Count de

A French naval hero, born at Tourville, La Manche; entered the navy in 1660, established his reputation in the war with the Turks and Algerines, and in 1677 won a victory over the Dutch and Spanish fleets; supported James II. in 1690, and in the same year, as commander of the French Channel fleet, inflicted a crushing defeat on the Dutch and English; but off Cape La Hogue in 1692, after a five days' engagement, had his fleet all but annihilated, a memorable victory which freed England from the danger of invasion by Louis XIV.; was created a marshal in 1693, and a year later closed his great career of service by scattering an English mercantile fleet and putting to flight the convoy squadron under Sir George Rooke (1642-1701).

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Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Tourville, Anne Hilarion de Cotentin, Count de'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/t/tourville-anne-hilarion-de-cotentin-count-de.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.

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