Fourichon, Léon Martin
|born on||10 January 1809 at 13:00 (= 1:00 PM )|
|Place||Thiviers, France, 45n25, 0e56|
|Timezone||LMT m0e56 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||19°58' 05°40 Asc. 28°18'|
French naval officer, colonial administrator and politician.
He entered the navy in 1824, rising to aspirant on 20 September 1826, enseigne de vaisseau on 19 March 1829, lieutenant de vaisseau on 16 May 1833, capitaine de frégate on 1 November 1843, capitaine de vaisseau on 22 July 1848, contre-amiral on 26 February 1853 and vice-amiral on 17 August 1859.
He was governor of French Guiana from 1853 to 1854 and Minister for the Navy and the Colonies from 1870 to 1871 and 1876 to 1877. He was also a deputy for the Dordogne from 1871 to 1876 and a 'sénateur inamovible' from 1876 to 1884.
He died on 24 November 1884 in Paris.
Didier Geslain archive, 'marins a-g' pdf file, p. 153.
- Vocation : Military : Military career (Admiral)
- Vocation : Politics : Public office (Colonial administrator)