Villeneuve

Villeneuve

[veel-nœv]
Villeneuve, Pierre de, 1763-1806, French admiral. He commanded the rear guard of the fleet in the disastrous battle of Abu Qir (1798). His defeat at the battle of Trafalgar (1805) was partly due to the unpreparedness of his fleet and to his initial refusal to leave Cádiz when ordered to by Napoleon I. Taken prisoner by the English, he was released and committed suicide after returning to France.
Villeneuve is French for "new town" or "Newton"; it may refer to:

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  • In Breton, Villeneuve is said Kernevez, one being able to be put for the other.
  • In Welsh, Villeneuve is said Tre Newydd, exactly like Tre Nevez in breton,
  • Villeneuve curva, Imola Race Track, Italy.

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