Saint-André, Jean-Bon, 1749-1813

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Birth 1749-02-25
Death 1813-12-10

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French revolutionary and administrator.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Mayence, to the minister of the interior, 1808 May 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270633957

André Jeanbon was born in France in 1749. He trained as a Catholic priest and Protestant minister, and adopted the name Jean Bon Saint-André. In the early years of the French Revolution, he served in the National Convention, and he became a member of the Committee of Public Safety in 1793. His accomplishments included the reorganization of the French Navy. In 1794 he accompanied the fleet of Villaret Joyeuse during the Battle of the First of June, a naval battle between the French and the British over a transport ship bringing supplies from the United States to France. Saint-André was imprisoned during the Reign of Terror. After his release in 1795, he served as French consul to Algiers and then Smyrna, and he was imprisoned by the Ottoman Empire from 1798-1801. Napoleon Bonaparte later appointed Saint-André a prefect in what is now Germany, and Saint-André died in Mainz in 1813.

From the guide to the Jean Bon Saint-André journal, Saint-André, Jean Bon journal, [1794], (William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan)

French Revolutionary soldier.

From the description of Document signed as préfet du département du Mont-Tonnerre : Mayence, 1811 Sept. 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270634986


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