Francesco Caracciolo

Biography of Francesco Caracciolo

Prince Francesco Caracciolo (18 January 1752 – 30 June 1799) was a Neapolitan admiral and revolutionist.

Caracciolo was born in Naples to a noble family. He entered the navy and learned his seamanship under Rodney. He fought with distinction in the British service in the American War of Independence, against the Barbary pirates, and against the French at Genoa under Lord Hotham. The Bourbons placed the greatest confidence in his skill.

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