René Duguay-Trouin (1673 – 1736) – Privateer Captain
He distinguished himself on behalf of Louis XIV against the Dutch, English and Spanish. In 1711, he took possession of Rio de Janeiro.buried in Saint Vincent Cathedral. René Duguay-Trouin is one of the most famous French privateers, he was born in Saint-Malo in 1673. Captain of a privateer ship at the age of 18, he commanded a 40-gun ship at the age of 21. He captured more than 300 merchant ships and 16 warships. Louis XIV consecrated him lieutenant general of the naval armies.you will undoubtedly cross the statue of the corsair during your walk on the ramparts of Saint-Malo, near the quay Saint-Louis.and if you walk around 10:00 pm in the Corsair City, you will endenterez “Noguette”, brought back from Rio de Janeiro by Rene Duguay-Trouin, installed in the Cathedral of Saint-Vincent At one time, it rang to announce the closing of the doors of the Intra-Muros, the curfew and the watchdogs were released in the city, nowadays, it rings only to remind us its good memory!