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Andreas du Plessis de Richelieu in Thailand

Andreas du Plessis de Richelieu

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Vice Admiral Andreas du Plessis de Richelieu (1852 - 1932) was stationed in Siam on behalf of king Christian IX of Denmark, and king King Chulalongkorn of Thailand. He became the first and only foreign commander-in-chief of the Royal Thai Navy, from January 16, 1900 to January 29, 1901. he returned to Denmark in 1902 because of malaria. Guestbook Recent changes-updates Glossary - Encyclopedia Frequently asked questions Elephant Facts & Trivia Evolution Extinct:Proboscidea Species Anatomy Diseases People Care Footcare Training Breeding Database Location database Shiva Organizations Literature F Posters Website Webrings Contact Selected links News