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D'Estrees, Jean, Admiral of France, son of the marshal Francois Duc D'Estrees, who died in 1670, was born in 1624 at Paris. He saw much service in the West Indies, where he retook Cayenne from the Dutch, and in the Mediterranean, where he bombarded Tripoli. He died in 1707. It was this commander who, in 1672, at the battle of Solebay, left James, Duke of York, to bear the brunt of the action with the Dutch, and so rendered the engagement indecisive.