Grasse, Comte FrançoisJoseph Paul de

Grasse, Comte François Joseph Paul de. Marquis de Grasse-Tilly. 1722?-1788.
French naval officer who during the American Revolution commanded the French fleet in Chesapeake Bay, thereby preventing British naval forces from aiding Cornwallis at Yorktown (1781).

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