Pierre RIEL DE BEURNONVILLE

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French Revolution & Empire, 19th Century

FrenchBorn Pierre RIEL DE BEURNONVILLE

French general during the French Revolutionary Wars and later a marshal of France

Born on May 10, 1752 in Champignol-lez-Mondeville, France , France

Died on April 23, 1821 in Paris, France

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Bournonville was born at Champignol-lez-Mondeville, Aube.



After service in the colonies, he married a wealthy Creole, Geneviève Gillot L'Étang. After his return to France, he purchased the post of lieutenant of the Swiss Guard of the count of Provence.

...   Bournonville was born at Champignol-lez-Mondeville, Aube.



After service in the colonies, he married a wealthy Creole, Geneviève Gillot L'Étang. After his return to France, he purchased the post of lieutenant of the Swiss Guard of the count of Provence.



During the French Revolution he was named lieutenant-general, and took an active part in the battles of Valmy and Jemmapes. Minister of War in February 1793, he denounced his old commander, Charles François Dumouriez, to the Convention, and was one of the four deputies sent to watch him.



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