Tejano History

Beaujeu, Taneguy Le Gallois De

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BEAUJEU, TANEGUY LE GALLOIS DE (?–?). Taneguy le Gallois de Beaujeu, a captain of the Royal French Navy, was the son of Robert Le Gallois, Sieur de Saint Aubin and valet de chambre (manservant) of the queen Marie de Médicis, and of Marie de Saint Aubin, daughter of a court physician of Louis XIII. He was captain of the thirty-six-gun man-of-war Joly, which took part in the 1684 La Salle expedition to the Gulf of Mexico. King Louis XIV also gave him the overall sea command during the voyage, a division of responsibility that gave rise to conflict between the two leaders and seriously affected the course of the enterprise.


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