Pierre DUPONT DE L'ETANG

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French Revolution & Empire, 19th Century, French Minister and Secretary of state (before French Fifth Republic)

FrenchBorn Pierre Antoine DUPONT DE L'ETANG

French general of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars

Born on July 04, 1765 in Chabanais, France , France

Died on March 09, 1840 in Paris, France

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Born in Chabanais, Charente, he first saw active service during the French Revolutionary Wars, as a member of Maillebois legion in Holland, and in 1791 was on the staff of the Army of the North under General Theobald Dillon.



He distinguished himself in the Battle of Valmy, and in the fighting around Menen in the campaign of 1793 he forced an Austrian regiment to surrender. Promoted Brigadier General for this accomplishment, he soon received further advancement from Lazare Carnot, who recognized his abilities. In 1797 he became Général de Division.

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The rise of Napoleon Bonaparte, whom he supported in the 18 Brumaire Coup (November 1799), brought him further opportunities under the Consulate and Empire. In the campaign of 1800 he was chief of staff to Louis Alexandre Berthier, the nominal commander of the Army of Peierve of the Ains which won the Battle of Marengo. After the battle he sustained a successful combat, against greatly superior forces, at Pozzolo.



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