Jean Bart

Jean Bart

Bart, Jean, 1650-1702, French naval hero, b. Dunkirk. Of a seafaring family, he enlisted in the Dutch navy but entered French service as a privateer at the outbreak of the Dutch War (1672). In 1686 he was commissioned a navy captain. As a reward for his spectacular exploits, particularly in the War of the Grand Alliance, he was ennobled (1694) and made a rear admiral (1696) by King Louis XIV.

The Jean-Bart was a French automobile manufactured from 1907 until 1907. Successor to the Prosper-Lambert, the company built shaft-driven cars, single-cylinders of 9 hp and fours of 16 hp and 40 hp.


David Burgess Wise, The New Illustrated Encyclopedia of Automobiles.

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