Sir John Acton, 6th Baronet

Sir John Francis Edward Acton, 6th Baronet (3 June 1736  12 August 1811)[2] was a French-born English gentleman who served as Commander of the naval forces of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany and later as Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Naples under Ferdinand IV.[3] He served at Naples during the turbulent times when French Revolutionary fervour under Napoleon was sweeping across Europe and threatening to extinguish the monarchy he served.


John Acton
Sir John Edward Acton, Bt. x at Parlermo (sic) 1811, portrait possibly by Emanuele Napoli
Born(1736-06-03)June 3, 1736
Besançon, Doubs, France
DiedAugust 12, 1811(1811-08-12) (aged 75)
Palermo, Kingdom of Sicily
Allegiance Tuscany;
Naples
Years of service1775
RankAdmiral
Battles/warsInvasion of Algiers (1775)
Spouse(s)Mary Ann Acton
Sir John Acton, Bart. Born 1736 Ob. 11 August 1811. Buried at Palermo. Attributed to Giovanni Griffoni, Collection of Coughton Court, Warwickshire[1]
Arms of Acton of Aldenham, Shropshire: gules, semée of cross crosslets fitchée or two lions passant guardant in pale argent

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