Duke of the Empire
Born on June 18, 1761 in Chaumont, Champagne, northeast France.
This Officer of the French Navy served Napoleon as Minister of the Navy from October 1801 to April 1814.
"Denis Decrès, Minister of the Navy in 1801" by René Théodore Berthon (Tours 1776 - Paris 1859).
"Duke Denis Decrès". Nineteenth century etching.