Jules BRUNET

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FrenchBorn Jules BRUNET

French officer who played an active role in Mexico and Japan

Born on January 02, 1838 in Belfort, France , France

Died on August 12, 1911 in Fontenay-sous-Bois, France

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Brunet was born in Belfort, in the Franche-Comté region of eastern France. He graduated from the École Polytechnique in 1857, where he specialized in artillery.



Brunet participated in the French intervention in Mexico (1862–1867), and received the Légion d'honneur.

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Napoleon III sent a group of military advisors to Japan to help modernize the Shogun's army. Brunet was sent as an artillery instructor. The mission arrived in early 1867, and trained the Shogun's troops for about a year.



Then in 1868, the Shogun was overthrown in the Boshin War, and Emperor Meiji was nominally restored to full power. The French military mission was then ordered to leave Japan by Imperial decree.



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