Family tree of René DUGUAY-TROUIN

Privateer, pirate

FrenchBorn René TROUIN

Famous Breton corsair of Saint-Malo

Born on June 10, 1673 in Saint-Malo, France , France

Died on September 27, 1736 in Paris, France

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His family operated a shipping business in Saint Malo, a port favoured by corsairs.

He first went to sea as a volunteer aboard a privateer, the Trinité, under Captain Legoux, on the 16 December 1690. The Trinité subsequently captured the François Samuel and Seven Stars of Scotland. In 1692 his family provided him with command of his own vessel, a 14-gun lugger, Danycarn.


On 6 June 1692, King Louis XIV appointed Duguay-Truin to command of a forty-gun ship, the Hercule. He captured five ships at the entrance of the Channel.

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