vendredi 12 septembre 2008

Rue Suffren. Pondy

Rue Suffren in Pondy.
Admiral comte Pierre André de Suffren de Saint Tropez, bailli de Suffren (July 17, 1729 - December 8, 1788) - French admiral; was the third son of the marquis de Saint Tropez, head of a family of nobles of Provence which claimed to have emigrated from Lucca in the 14th century. He was born in the Château de Saint-Cannat, near Aix-en-Provence in the present département of Bouches-du-Rhône. He was most famous for his campaign in the Indian Ocean, in which he successfully contended for supremacy against the established British power there, led by Vice-Admiral Sir Edward Hughes.

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