Sébastien Bigot de Morogues
An artillery specialist, he served in the Royal-Artillerie then the French Navy. In 1759, he commanded the 70 gun Le Magnifique, including at the Battle of Quiberon Bay. He was the first director of the Académie de Marine. In 1763, he published Tactique navale, which was of such quality that it quickly became known in English and Dutch translations. He was made a lieutenant-general in the Navy in 1771.
"Granted a vast curiosity, he was the author of several scientific mémoires on naval construction, crews' health, manoeuvres and artillery presented to the Académie de marine or the Académie des sciences. With Duhamel du Monceau he also conceived of a project for an encyclopaedia of maritime knowledge"
- Bigot de Morogues, Tactique Navale, 1763.
At least three roads in Brittany bear his name, according to the 1997 book Les Noms qui ont fait l'histoire de Bretagne.
- The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1663–1783, Alfred Thayer Mahan, p. 63
- Citation drawn from the notice on him written on him by the Comité des Travaux Historiques & Scientifiques ().
- Étienne Taillemite, Dictionnaire des marins français, Paris, 2002, Tallandier, ISBN 2-84734-008-4.