Andreas du Plessis de Richelieu

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Andreas du Plessis de Richelieu in 1903.

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 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.[2]

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

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from Denmark
from Siam
from other countries


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