- Pierre Charles Jean Bap·tiste Sil·ves·tre de [pyer sharl zhahn ba-teest seel-ves-truh duh] /pyɛr ʃarl ʒɑ̃ baˈtist silˈvɛs trə də/, 1763–1806, French admiral.
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Villeneuve, however, hesitated when he heard that Nelson had resumed the command.
Villeneuve was sent to England, and permitted to return to France.
Villeneuve, seeing that all was lost, now woke up and cut his cables.At Aboukir and Acre
George Alfred Henty
St. Maurice is in the Rhone valley, some sixteen miles from Villeneuve.The Works of Lord Byron, Volume 4
The illustrated Title-page is embellished with a vignette, "Villeneuve," engr.The Works of Lord Byron, Vol. 7.
George Gordon Byron
- Pierre Charles Jean Baptiste Silvestre de (pjɛr ʃarl ʒɑ̃ batist silvɛstrə də). 1763–1806, French admiral, defeated by Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar (1805)