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List of Naval Ministers of France
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List of Naval Ministers of France

One of ancien régime France's Secretaries of State was entrusted with control of the French Navy. In 1791, this title was changed to Minister of Marine. Before the 1890s, this position also usually had responsibility for France's colonies, and was usually known as Minister of Marine and Colonies.

Secretaries of State for the Navy, 1699-1790

Secretary Began Ended
Jérôme de Pontchartrain 6 September 1699 1 October 1715
Louis Alexandre de Bourbon, comte de Toulouse and Victor Marie d'Estrées (Presidents of the Council of Marine) 1 October 1715 24 September 1718
Joseph Jean Baptiste Fleuriau d'Armenonville 24 September 1718 28 February 1722
Charles Jean-Baptiste Fleuriau, comte de Morville 28 February 1722 16 August 1723
Jean-Frédéric Phélypeaux, comte de Maurepas 16 August 1723 23 April 1749
Antoine Louis Rouillé 30 April 1749 24 July 1754
Jean-Baptiste de Machault d'Arnovuille 24 July 1754 1 February 1757
François Marie Peyrenc de Moras 1 February 1757 31 May 1758
Claude Louis d'Espinchal, marquis de Massiac 31 May 1758 31 October 1758
Nicolas René Berryer 31 October 1758 13 October 1761
Étienne François, duc de Choiseul 13 October 1761 10 April 1766
César Gabriel de Choiseul-Chevigny, duc de Praslin 10 April 1766 24 December 1770
Joseph Marie Terray 24 December 1770 9 April 1771
Pierre Étienne Bourgeois de Boynes 9 April 1771 20 July 1774
Anne Robert Jacques Turgot 20 July 1774 24 August 1774
Gabriel de Sartine 24 August 1774 13 October 1780
Charles Eugène Gabriel de La Croix, marquis de Castries 13 October 1780 24 August 1787
Armand Marc, comte de Montmorin Saint-Hérem 25 August 1787 24 December 1787
César Henri, comte de La Luzerne 24 December 1787 13 July 1789
Arnaud de Laporte 13 July 1789 16 July 1789
César Henri, comte de La Luzerne 16 July 1789 26 October 1790

Ministers of Marine and the Colonies, 1790-1893

Minister Began Ended
Charles Pierre Claret de Fleuriau 26 October 1790 17 May 1791
Antoine Jean Marie Thévenard 17 May 1791 18 September 1791
Claude Antoine Valdec de Lessart 18 September 1791 7 October 1791
Antoine François, comte Bertrand de Molleville 7 October 1791 16 March 1792
Jean de Lacoste 16 March 1792 21 July 1792
François Joseph de Gratet, vicomte Dubouchage 21 July 1792 10 August 1792
Gaspard Monge 10 August 1792 10 April 1793
Jean Dalbarade (commissioner from 20 April 1794) 10 April 1793 2 July 1795
Jean-Claude Redon de Beaupréau (commissioner) 2 July 1795 4 November 1795
Laurent Jean François Truguet 4 November 1795 15 July 1797
Georges René Le Peley de Pléville 15 July 1797 27 April 1798
Eustache Bruix 27 April 1798 4 March 1799
Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord 7 March 1799 2 July 1799
Marc Antoine Bourdon de Vatry 2 July 1799 22 November 1799
Pierre Alexandre Laurent Forfait 22 November 1799 3 October 1801
Denis Decrès 3 October 1801 1 April 1814
Pierre-Victor, baron Malouet 3 April 1814 7 September 1814
Jacques, comte Beugnot 7 September 1814 20 March 1815
Denis, duc Decrès 20 March 1815 7 July 1815
François Arnail, comte de Jaucourt 9 July 1815 26 September 1815
François Joseph de Gratet, vicomte Dubouchage 26 September 1815 23 June 1817
Laurent, Marquis de Gouvion Saint-Cyr 23 June 1817 12 September 1817
Mathieu Louis, comte Molé 12 September 1817 29 December 1818
Pierre Barthélemy, baron Portal 29 December 1818 14 December 1821
Aimé, duc de Clermont-Tonnerre 14 December 1821 4 August 1824
Christophe, comte de Chabrol de Crouzol 4 August 1824 3 March 1828
Jean-Guillaume, baron Hyde de Neuville 3 March 1828 8 August 1829
Henri Gauthier, comte de Rigny 8 August 1829 23 August 1829
Charles Lemercier de Longpré, baron d'Haussez 23 August 1829 31 July 1830
Henri Gauthier, comte de Rigny 31 July 1830 11 August 1830
Horace François Bastien, baron Sébastiani 11 August 1830 17 November 1830
Antoine, comte d'Argout 17 November 1830 13 March 1831
Henri Gauthier, comte de Rigny 13 March 1831 4 April 1834
Albin Reine, baron Roussin 4 April 1834 19 May 1834
Louis Léon, comte Jacob 19 May 1834 10 November 1834
Charles, baron Dupin 10 November 1834 18 November 1834
Victor Guy, baron Duperré 18 November 1834] 6 September 1836
Claude Charles Marie du Campe de Rosamel 6 September 1836 31 March 1839
Jean Marguerite Tupinier 31 March 1839 12 May 1839
Victor Guy, baron Duperré 12 May 1839 1 March 1840
Albin Reine, baron Roussin 1 March 1840 29 October 1840
Victor Guy, baron Duperré 29 October 1840 7 February 1843
Albin Reine, baron Roussin 7 February 1843 24 July 1843
Ange René Armand, baron de Mackau 24 July 1843 9 May 1847
Napoléon Auguste Lannes, duc de Montebello 9 May 1847 24 February 1848
François Arago 24 February 1848 11 May 1848
Joseph Grégoire Cazy 11 May 1848 28 June 1848
Jules Bastide 28 June 1848 17 July 1848
Raymond Verninac de Saint-Maur 17 July 1848 20 December 1848
Alexandre César Victor Charles Destutt de Tracy 20 December 1848 31 October 1849
Joseph Romain-Desfossés 31 October 1849 9 January 1851
Théodore Ducos 9 January 1851 24 January 1851
Auguste Nicolas Vaillant 24 January 1851 10 April 1851
Justin de Chasseloup-Laubat 10 April 1851 26 October 1851
Hippolyte Fortoul 26 October 1851 3 December 1851
Théodore Ducos 3 December 1851 17 April 1855
Ferdinand Hamelin 19 April 1855 24 November 1860
Justin de Chasseloup-Laubat 24 November 1860 20 January 1867
Charles Rigault de Genouilly 20 January 1867 4 September 1870
Maurice Fourichon
Louis Marie Alexis Pothuau
Charles Dompierre d'Hormoy
Louis Raymond de Montaignac de Chauvance
Martin Fourichon
Albert Gicquel des Touches
Albert Roussin
Louis Marie Alexis Pothuau
Jean Bernard Jauréguiberry
Georges Charles Cloué
Auguste Gougeard (Marine only)
Jean Bernard Jauréguiberry
François de Mahy
Charles Brun
Alexandre Louis François Peyron
Charles Eugène Galiber
Théophile Aube
Édouard Barbey
François de Mahy
Jules François Émile Krantz
Benjamin Jaurès
Jules François Émile Krantz (Marine only)
Édouard Barbey (Marine only)
Godefroy Cavaignac (Marine only to 8 March 1892)
Auguste Burdeau

Ministers of Marine, 1893-1947

Minister Began Ended
Adrien Barthélemy Louis Henri Rieunier
Auguste Alfred Lefèvre]]
Félix Faure
Armand Louis Charles Gustave Besnard
Édouard Locroy
Armand Louis Charles Gustave Besnard
Édouard Locroy
Jean-Marie de Lanessan
Camille Pelletan
Gaston Thomson
Alfred Picard
Auguste Boué de Lapeyrère
Théophile Delcassé
Pierre Baudin
Ernest Monis
Armand Gauthier de l'Aude
Émile Chautemps
Armand Gauthier de l'Aude
Victor Augagneur
Lucien Lacaze
Charles Chaumet
Georges Leygues
Adolphe Landry
Gabriel Guist'hau
Flaminius Raiberti
Maurice Brokanowski
Désiré Ferry
Jacques-Louis Dumesnil
Émile Borel
Georges Leygues
René Renoult
Georges Leygues
Albert Sarraut
Jacques-Louis Dumesnil
Albert Sarraut
Charles Dumont
Georges Leygues
Albert Sarraut
Louis de Chappedelaine
François Piétri
Alphonse Gasnier-Duparc
César Campinchi
William Bertrand
César Campinchi
François Darlan
Gabriel Auphan
Jean-Charles Abrial
Henri Bléhaut
Louis Jacquinot