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Jean-Baptiste Drouet D'Erlon

  • Birth 29 Jul 1765 Reims, Departement de la Marne, Champagne-Ardenne, France
  • Death 25 Jan 1844 Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
  • Burial Reims, Departement de la Marne, Champagne-Ardenne, France
  • Memorial ID 26669381

Marshal of France. Born in Reims, he joined the Revolutionary Army in 1792 and in 1799 was promoted to Brigadier General. He fought with Masséna commanding in Switzerland and participated in many battles as a leader of Napoleon's army: Zurich (1799), Hohenlinden (1800), Austerlitz (1805), Iena (1806), Friedland (1807). In 1809, commanding the 9th Corps of Spain, he defeated Rowland Hill at Extremadura. During the Waterloo Campaign, d'Erlon commanded the French I Corps, fighting near La Haye Sainte. In 1825 he was granted amnesty by King Charles X and was appointed governor-general of Algeria in 1835. He obtained the title marshal of France in 1843 and died the following year.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 26669381
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jean-Baptiste Drouet D'Erlon (29 Jul 1765–25 Jan 1844), Find A Grave Memorial no. 26669381, citing Reims Northern Cemetery, Reims, Departement de la Marne, Champagne-Ardenne, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .