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F.E.Fournier

Ernest François Fournier (1842-1934) was a French diplomat and admiral born in Toulouse on May 23, 1842. He was a French negotiator in the Tientsin Accord, which resolved the undeclared war between France and China in 1884.

He joined the navy in 1859, and fought in the Franco-Prussian War, seeing action in Battle of Villiers and Fort Rosny. He was also in charge of the French Mediterranean Sea naval squadron from 1898 until 1900.