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Brueys, Francois Paul, a very gallant French naval officer, was born in 1753. In 1797, as rear-admiral, he cruised in command of a squadron in the Mediterranean, and in the following year, as vice-admiral, in the Orient, 120, commanded the fleet which was practically destroyed by Lord Nelson at the battle of the Nile on August 1st. In that action he was twice severely wounded, and later was almost cut in two by a round shot. He declined to go below, saying: "A French admiral should die on his quarter-deck;" and in a quarter of an hour he breathed his last.