|born on||22 June 1860 at 11:00 (= 11:00 AM )|
|Place||Pierrefonds, France, 49n21, 2e59|
|Timezone||LMT m2e59 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||01°09' 13°32 Asc. 19°45'|
Lacaze was born in Pierrefonds, Oise to a physician of Réunion, where he spent his youth. He studied in France with the Jesuits, and joined the École Navale in 1879.
Lacaze served as capitaine de vaisseau in Senegal, India and Viet-Nam. He was naval attaché in Rome and chief of staff to Admiral Germinet. He then took command of the Masséna, before serving as chief of cabinet to minister of the Navy Théophile Delcassé.
During the First World War, Lacaze lead a division of the Mediterranean fleet, and organised part of the Dardanelles Campaign. Lacaze was made Minister of the Navy in October 1915, and he retained the office until 1917. He then went on to serve as préfet maritime of Toulon.
Geslain writes that he created the Centre cinématographique de la marine, but not other source for that claim could be found.
from Didier Geslain archive
- Vocation : Military : Military career (Admiral, minister of navy)