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Andreas du Plessis de Richelieu

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Name  Andreas Plessis

Died  March 25, 1932, Horsholm
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Andreas du Plessis de Richelieu (24 February 1852 - 25 March 1932) was a Danish naval officer and businessman who became a Siamese admiral and minister of the navy. He was granted the Thai noble title Phraya Chonlayutthayothin (Thai: พระยาชลยุทธโยธินทร์).

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He commanded Siamese gunboats in the Paknam Incident of July 13, 1893, that ended the Franco-Siamese War, and went on to become the first and only foreign-born commander-in-chief of the Royal Thai Navy, from 16 January 1900 to 29 January 1901.

He returned to Denmark in 1902, suffering from malaria. He died at Kokkedal House in Hørsholm and is buried at Holmens Cemetery in Copenhagen.

Honours and awards

from Denmark
  • Chamberlain and Knight Grand Cross of the Danish Order of the Dannebrog
  • from Siam
  • Knight Grand Cross of the Most Exalted Order of the White Elephant
  • Knight Commander of the Most Noble Order of the Crown of Siam
  • Knight Grand Commander of the Most Illustrious Order of Chula Chom Klao
  • Dushdi Mala - Medal for Distinguished Services in Military Affair
  • Chakra Mala Medal - Medal for Long Service and Good Conduct
  • King Chulalongkorn's Royal Cypher Medal, first class (1901)
  • from other countries
  • Legion of Honour (France)
  • Order of the Redeemer (Greece)
  • Order of the Crown of Italy
  • Order of the Crown (Prussia)
  • Order of Saint Stanislaus (Russia)
  • Order of the Sword (Sweden)
  • Order of the Medjidieh (Ottoman Empire)
  • Order of Franz Joseph (Austria-Hungary).
  • References

    Andreas du Plessis de Richelieu Wikipedia


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