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 François Severin Marceau-Desgraviers

François Severin Marceau-Desgraviers

Birth
Chartres, Departement d'Eure-et-Loir, Centre, France
Death 21 Sep 1796 (aged 27)
Altenkirchen, Landkreis Altenkirchen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Burial Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Memorial ID 7506 · View Source
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French Army Brigadier General. Even though he was receiving an education for a legal career, he enlisted in the French regiment at an early age. Compelled to seek a military career, he became a drill instructor, later a Captain in the regiment of the National Guard and then a Colonel in the Eure-et-Loir French Battalion. He took part in the defense of Verdun in 1792, later distinguishing himself at Saumur in June 1793 and was awarded the rank of Brigadier General September 5, 1793. During the French Revolutionary Wars Campaign in actions at Altenkirchen, Germany, he was mortally wounded and died two days later at age 27. His body was burned, his ashes were placed in a tomb at Koblenz, Germany and later returned to France, where they were placed in the Pantheon Paris, in 1889.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 8 Dec 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7506
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for François Severin Marceau-Desgraviers (1 Mar 1769–21 Sep 1796), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7506, citing The Pantheon, Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .