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People Born in Toulon
Toulon in People's Lives
Charles Hector d'Estaing: I sailed from the harbor here in 1778 as a vice admiral of a fleet of sixteen ships entering into the American Revolutionary War.
Napoleon Bonaparte: At the age of 24, I was artillery commander of the Siege of Toulon here in 1793, when it was being occupied by British forces. I planned an attack that would force the British into the harbor and evacuation. During the siege, I was wounded in the thigh, but my troops captured the city. The victory gained me much acclaim, and I was promoted to brigadier general. Five years later in 1798, now one of the most powerful men in France, I departed from this city on an expedition to conquer Egypt.