Charles François d'Angennes, Marquis de Maintenon
Charles François d’Angennes, Marquis de Maintenon
|Governor of Marie-Galante|
|Preceded by||Jacques de Boisseret de Thémericourt|
|Succeeded by||Charles Auger|
|Born||5 December 1648|
|Died||before 2 April 1691|
|Occupation||Buccaneer, colonial administrator|
Charles François d’Angennes, Marquis de Maintenon (5 December 1648 – before 2 April 1691) was a French nobleman who became a buccaneer in the Caribbean and who sold his castle and title to Madame de Maintenon.
He was the son of Louis d’Angennes de Rochefort de Salvert, Marquis de Maintenon et de Meslay, and Marie Le Clerc du Tremblay, and as oldest son, he inherited the title of Marquis de Maintenon.
He chose not to follow in the footsteps of his ancestors and joined the Navy in 1669.
He arrived in the same year in the Caribbean on La Sybille, of which he took command in 1672 after the death of its captain.
In October 1675 he left Nantes as commander of the Fontaine d'Or, (24 cannons).
He became Governor of the island of Marie-Galante (1679–1686).
In 1681 he obtained the monopoly of the trade between Venezuela and France and hunted down his former buccaneer allies on the French Navy ship La Sorcière.
After 1686 he lived in Martinique with his family where he died in 1691.
He married Catherine Girauld de Poincy and had 4 children.