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French Colonels and Colonels-in-Chief (1789): Infantry Regiments Numbers 61- 80

By Stephen Millar

Infantry Regiment Number 77 was the only unit of this group of regiments to have a colonel-in-chief; the ‘Corps Royal d’Artillerie’ (Regiment Number 64) had an inspector-general.

61. Regiment Royal de la Marine

Marquis de Merle d’Ambert; colonel of Infantry Regiment Number 61.[1]

62. Regiment Vermandois

Vicomte de Thezan [du Pourjol]; colonel of Infantry Regiment Number 62.[2]

63. Regiment Allemand de Salm-Salm

64. ‘Corps Royal d’Artillerie’ (vacant)

Jean-Baptiste Vaquette, vicomte de Gribeauval, the previous inspector-general of artillery and colonel of Regiment Number 64 (the artillery corps), had died in Paris on 09 May 1789.

65. Regiment Suisses d’Ernst

66. Regiment Suisses de Salis-Samade[n]

67. Regiment Suisses de Sonnenberg

68. Regiment Suisses de Castella

69. Regiment Languedoc

Pierre, marquis de Lascases-Beauvoir; colonel of Infantry Regiment Number 69; died 1815.

70. Regiment Beauce

Francois de Bessuejouls, marquis de Roquelaure (born 1748); colonel of Infantry Regiment Number 70; guillotined in Paris 25 July 1794.

71. Regiment Suisses de Vigier

72. Regiment Medoc

Marquis de Roquefeuille, colonel of Infantry Regiment Number 72.[3]

73. Regiment Vivarais

Louis-Francois-Rene, vicomte de Courtarvel (born 19 December 1759); colonel of Infantry Regiment Number 73; died 1811.

74. Regiment Vexin

Etienne-Charles, chevalier [31 August  1817 duc] de Damas de Crux [also listed as Damas-Crux]; born 19 February  1754; colonel of Infantry Regiment Number 74; died 30 May 1846.

75. Regiment Royal-Comtois

Jean-Claude-Georges Baud de Saint-Pere, baron de Pont-L’Abbe, colonel of Infantry Regiment Number 75.[4]

76. Regiment Beaujolois

Cesar-Hippolyte de Choiseul-Praslin, comte de Sainte-Suzanne; second son of Renaud-Cesar, duc de Praslin; born 04 August  1757; colonel of Infantry Regiment Number 76; died 21 February  1793.

77. Regiment Monsieur

Louis-Stanislas-Xavier, comte de Provence [known as ‘Monsieur’]; born 17 November 1755; brother of King Louis XVI; colonel-in-chief of Infantry Regiment Number 77; later reigned twice as King Louis XVIII: from 06 April 1814 to 20 March  1815 and from 08 July 1815 to 16 September   1824.

78. Regiment Suisses de Chateauvieux

79. Regiment Allmand de La Marck

80. Regiment Penthievre

Antoine-Louis-Claude Destutt, comte de Tracy; born 20 July 1754, colonel of Infantry regiment Number 80; died Paris 09 March  1836.

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Notes:

[1] No further information was found about this officer.

[2] This officer was likely related to Jean-Francois Berenger, comte de Thezan du Pourjol, ‘commissaire-general des fontes de l’artillerie de France’ under King Louis XVI and the husband of the third daughter of Jean-Louis-Paul-Francois, duc de Noailles.

[3] No further information was found about this officer.

[4] The barony of Pont-L’Abbe had been sold to the Baude family in 1753 for 500,000 livres.

 

 

Placed on the Napoleon Series: August 2007

 

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