Laborde, Jean de
|Birthname||Jean Joseph Jules Noël de Laborde|
|born on||29 November 1878 at 19:40 (= 7:40 PM )|
|Place||Chantilly, France, 49n12, 2e28|
|Timezone||LMT m2e28 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||07°30' 16°20 Asc. 27°25'|
French naval officer who had a long and illustrious career starting at the end of the 19th century and extending to World War II where he served as admiral. A pioneer of naval aviation in France, he captained the first French aircraft carrier, earned many awards, and held many top posts. He is most well known for his final military act, the scuttling of the French fleet in Toulon during the German occupation of Vichy France in World War II, which left his prestige in ruins and led to his arrest and conviction for treason. He died on 30 July 1977 at Castillon-la-Bataille.
Birth certificate in Didier Geslain archive, 'marins h-z' pdf file, p. 37.
- Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 98)
- Vocation : Military : Military career (Admiral)
- Notable : Famous : First in Field (Captained the first French aircraft carrier)