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La Couronne Warship

lacouronnewines ship

La Couronne (The Crown) was a famed French warship of the French Navy built in 1636 by Cardinal de Richelieu. La Couronne was the first man of war built by the French themselves in accordance to Richelieu's plans to renew the French Navy, after a series of ships built by the Dutch. The construction was overseen by the famous carpenter Charles Morieur, from Dieppe. She was one of the most advanced vessels of her time. She was equipped with 68 heavy guns, 8 firing to the bow and 8 to the aft, an unusual feature until Dupuy de Lôme redesigned naval artillery.

 

Dr J J Le Roux

La Couronne Wines DrLeRoux10 November 1888 - Prof. Jacobus Johannes le Roux, linguist and Afrikaans cultural leader, is born in Franschhoek,CP 6 Sept 1946 Prof. Jacobus Johannes le Roux, linguist and Afrikaans cultural leader, dies in Pietermaritzburg, Natal.
Dr JJ Le Roux was the last of the Le Roux brothers who farmed for 7 generations on La Couronne Farm, then known as Champagne Farm.  

 

National monument

La Couronne Wines BeaconLa Couronne Wines Monument

This beacon is at the place on the farm where since the 18th century until 1845 a smoke signal was sent out to notify the people from the valley that there will be a church service or gathering held on the farm.

 

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