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Armand Joseph BRUAT, the Admiral of France

Patch affixed on the current building to the 4, Great street

Here was born Armand Joseph BRUAT, admiral of France, on March 27, 1796. This patch, in memory of famous Colmarien, put on a building 4, Great street, contains an error. The real date of birth of BRUAT is on May 26, 1796.

At first pupil in Thann's school, he followed then the classes of the central School of the Height - Rhine in Colmar and entered the special School of the navy in Brest in 1811. He went out of it striving in 1815 and served then on various vessels.

Captain in 1838, he was named a governor of the Marquesas Islands in 1843 and Grand Officer of the Legion of Honour in 1847. He contributed to organize establishments.

Frenchman in Polynésian and based the city of Papeete in Tahiti. In 1848, maritime prefect of Toulon then governor general of the Antilles was named.

Vice-admiral in 1852, he received the next year the high command of the squadron of the Atlantic Ocean then of French fleet in Black Sea in 1854. Next year, Napoleon 3 named him an admiral. He died from the cholera on November 19, 1855 in Messina (Italy) and his body was interred in the cemetery of the Father Lachaise in Paris.

Note that BRUAT's native house, which was 4, Great street, was demolished in 1923 to give up the place to the building Stoerr, replaced today by an agency of Bank.

Fountain BRUAT