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 François Canrobert

François Canrobert

Birth
Saint-Cere, Departement du Lot, Midi-Pyrénées, France
Death 28 Jan 1895 (aged 85)
Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Burial Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Plot L'eglise St-Louis-des-Invalides
Memorial ID 7492 · View Source
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Marshall of France. Born in the Lot département of France, he was known as François Certain-Canrobert and later simply as Maréchal Canrobert. In 1828, he was placed with the 47th regiment d'infanterie de ligne with the rank of second lieutenant, rising to the rank of Colonel in command of 2nd régiment d'infanterie de ligne, in 1847. After the assault on Zaatcha in 1849, he was named Général de brigade and given the command of an infantry brigade in the 1ère division in the Armée de Paris. For years he led his corps in movement battles for the service of France against English troops in war. Upon returning to France in 1855, he was once again made aide-de-camp to the Emperor and was appointed Marshall of France in 1856. In 1858, he was given senior command of the Divisions de l'Est in Nancy, made camp commander at Châlons in 1859, was placed at the head of the 3ème corps of the Armée d'Italie and took part in the Battles at Magenta and Solferino. He was head of the 1er corps of the army and the 1ère division militaire in Paris, (1865-1870). Returning to France, he was elected senator, where he occupied several concurrent positions such as president of the Commission de classement de l'avancement dans l'infanterie (1871-79), member of the war council (1871-73), member of the defence committee (1873-79) and president of the Commission set up to study possible changes to be made to laws and ordinances concerning the development of the army (1875-79). The last functions he held were in the war council and the defense committee, (1881-83). He died at age 84 in Paris, France and was the last Marshall of France of the Second Empire.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 8 Dec 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7492
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for François Canrobert (27 Jun 1809–28 Jan 1895), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7492, citing Les Invalides, Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .