|Pierre de Fayet|
|Died||11 July 1737|
|Place of death||Petit-Goâve, Saint-Domingue, France|
|Allegiance||Kingdom of France|
|Awards||Order of St. Louis|
Pierre, marquis de Fayet was a French naval commander. Serving as a Captain in King Louis XV's navy, Pierre was distinguished by his membership of the Order of St. Louis, and later became the Governor General of Saint-Domingue.
Governorship[edit | edit source]
King Louis XV named Pierre Saint-Dominigue's new Governor-General in July 1732, following the death of the Marquis de Vienne in February. From the beginning of his Governorship, Pierre brought in legislation to combat the increasing numbers of African slaves joining the Maroon rebels.
Death[edit | edit source]
Family[edit | edit source]
Pierre de Fayet married Catherine Olivier. Their son, Alain-Pierre also became a member of the Order of St. Louis.
Notes[edit | edit source]
- Marquis de Magny (1846) (in French). Livre d'or de la Noblesse.
- de Saint-Méry, Médéric Louis Elie Moreau (1785) (in French). Loix et constitutions des colonies franc̜oises de l'Amérique sous le vent: 1722-1749. Chez l'auteur.
References[edit | edit source]
- de Magny, la Noblesse, p.188.
- de Saint-Méry, Loix et constitutions, p.344.
- de Saint-Méry, Loix et constitutions, p.VI.
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