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François Louis Rousselet Château-Renault, marquis de

Château-Renault, François Louis Rousselet, marquis de (fräNswäˈ lwē rōsəlāˈ märkēˈ də shätōˈ-rənōˈ) [key], 1637–1716, French vice admiral and marshal. He escorted the deposed king of England, James II, to Ireland (1689), fought against the Anglo-Dutch fleet at Beachy Head (1690), and commanded the Franco-Spanish fleet that was destroyed (1702) at Vigo.

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