Andreas du Plessis de Richelieu

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Vice Admiral
Andreas du Plessis de Richelieu
Andreas du Plessis de Richelieu.jpg
Andreas du Plessis de Richelieu in 1903
Commander of the Navy Department
In office
16 January 1900 – 29 January 1901
Preceded by Prachak Silapakhom
Succeeded by Bhanurangsi Savangwongse
Personal details
Born (1852-02-24)24 February 1852
Died 25 March 1932(1932-03-25) (aged 80)
Hørsholm, Denmark
Resting place Church of Holmen
Spouse(s) Dagmar Lousie Lerche
Profession Navy officer
Military service
Allegiance Thailand Royal Siamese Navy
Rank Vice Admiral

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).[1]

He commanded forces at the Phra Chulachomklao Fortress in the Paknam Incident of July 13, 1893[2], 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.[3]

He returned to Denmark in 1902, suffering from malaria.[1] He died at Kokkedal House in Hørsholm and is buried at Holmens Cemetery in Copenhagen.

Phraya Cholayuthyothin's sarcophagus at Church of Holmen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Honours and awards[edit]

from Denmark
from Siam
from other countries


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