Darlan, Jean Louis Xavier François
Dar·lan (där-läɴʹ), Jean Louis Xavier François. 1881-1942.
French admiral. A leading member of Marshal Pétain's Vichy government, he was nevertheless instrumental in persuading French territories in northern and western Africa to side with the Allies after 1942.

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  • Darlan, (Jean-Louis-Xavier-) François — (7 ago. 1881, Nérac, Francia–24 dic. 1942, Argel). Almirante francés. Tras graduarse en la escuela naval francesa (1902), ascendió hasta convertirse en comandante en jefe de la armada (1939). Después de que Francia fue derrotada por Alemania en… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Darlan, (Jean-Louis-Xavier-) François — born Aug. 7, 1881, Nérac, France died Dec. 24, 1942, Algiers French admiral. After graduating from the French naval school (1902), he rose through the ranks to become navy commander in chief (1939). After France s defeat by Germany in World War… …   Universalium

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