Andreas du Plessis de Richelieu
Andreas du Plessis de Richelieu (24 February 1852 - 25 March 1932) was a Danish naval officer and businessman who became a Siamese admiral and minister of the navy. He was granted the Thai noble title Phraya Chonlayutthayothin (Thai: พระยาชลยุทธโยธินทร์).
He commanded Siamese gunboats in the Paknam Incident of July 13, 1893, that ended the Franco-Siamese War, and went on to become the first and only foreign-born commander-in-chief of the Royal Thai Navy, from 16 January 1900 to 29 January 1901.
Honours and awards
- from Denmark
- Chamberlain and Knight Grand Cross of the Danish Order of the Dannebrog
- from Siam
- Knight Grand Cross of the Most Exalted Order of the White Elephant
- Knight Commander of the Most Noble Order of the Crown of Siam
- Knight Grand Commander of the Most Illustrious Order of Chula Chom Klao
- Dushdi Mala - Medal for Distinguished Services in Military Affair
- Chakra Mala Medal - Medal for Long Service and Good Conduct
- King Chulalongkorn's Royal Cypher Medal, first class (1901)
- from other countries
- Legion of Honour (France)
- Order of the Redeemer (Greece)
- Order of the Crown of Italy
- Order of the Crown (Prussia)
- Order of Saint Stanislaus (Russia)
- Order of the Sword (Sweden)
- Order of the Medjidieh (Ottoman Empire)
- Order of Franz Joseph (Austria-Hungary).
- Andreas du Plessis de Richelieu: The Admiral Who Went Ashore Archived March 25, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
- Royal Thai Navy. นายพลเรือโท พระยาชลยุทธโยธินทร์ [Vice Admiral Phraya Cholayuthyothin] (in Thai). Retrieved 11 September 2011.
- พระราชทานเหรียญรัตนาภรณ์ ฝ่ายหน้า และฝ่ายใน
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