French Generals

Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789 - 1814: Gachet de Sainte Suzanne to Gouy d'Arsy

By: Tony Broughton


The ranks Marechal de Camp and Lieutenant-General were used prior to the Revolution and ceased being used by the Decree of 21 February 1793 being replaced by the ranks of General de Brigade and General de† Division.

 
Gachet de Sainte Suzanne (Jean Edme Francois)

Born: 29 January 1729
General de Brigade: 26 October 1800
Died: 14 October 1806

Galbaud Dufort (Francois Thomas)

Born: 25 September 1743
Marechal de Camp: 1 September 1792
Died: 21 April 1801

Galdemar (Anne Jacques Jean Louis)

Born: 17 December 1769
General de Brigade: 26 April 1812 (In the service of Naples)
Member of the Legion díHonneur: 29 May 1805
Died: 11 January 1836

Gallois (Antoine Pierre)

Born: 12 August 1730†††
Colonel: 25 May 1788†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††
Marechal de Camp: 8 March 1793
Died:?

Gambin (Jean Hugues)

Garbe (Marie Theodore Urbain)

Born: 25 May 1769
Colonel: 27 December 1805
General de Brigade:† 24 November 1809
Baron of the Empire: 5 August 1812
Died: 10 July 1831

Gardane (Charles Mathieu)

Gardanne (Gaspard Amedee)

Born: 30 April 1758
Adjudant General Chef de Brigade: 13 September 1793
General de Brigade: 23 January 1796
General de Division: 5 January 1800
Commander of the Legion díHonneur: 14 June 1804
Died: 14 August 1807

Garderat (Jean)

Born: 28 May 1747
General de Brigade: 14 April 1794
Died: 21 May 1806

Gareau (Louis)

Born: 28 May 1769
Adjudant General Chef de Brigade: 13 June 1795
General de Brigade: 11 May 1799
Commander of the Legion díHonneur: 14 June 1804
Baron of the Empire: 6 October 1810
Died: 30 May 1813

Garnier (Pierre Dominique)

Born: 19 December 1756
General de Brigade: 12 September 1793
General de Division: 20 December 1793
Died: 11 May 1827

Gasnier (Mathurin)

Born: 17 April 1749
General de Brigade: 5 October 1793
Died: 15 October 1819

Gasquet (Joseph)

Born: 17 July 1764
Adjudant General Chef de Brigade: 20 February 1800
General de Brigade: 15 March 1814
Commander of the Legion díHonneur: 10 March 1809
Baron of the Empire: 2 October 1813
Died: 18 May 1819

Gassendi (Jean Jacques Basilien de)

Born: 18 December 1748
Chef de Brigade: 3 March 1796
General de Brigade: 14 September 1800
General de Division: 20 September 1805
Grand Officer of the Legion díHonneur: 30 June 1811
Count of the Empire: 9 December 1809
Died: 14 December 1828

Gaudet (Philibert)

Gaudin (Jean Olivier)

Born: 1 December 1746
Chef de Brigade: 12 February 1794 (16e Regiment de Cavalerie)
General de Brigade: 20 July 1794
Died: 26 December 1830

Gault (Benjamin)

Born: 7 May 1772
General de Brigade: 6 August 1811
Commander of the Legion díHonneur: 23 June 1810
Baron of the Empire: 20 July 1808
Died: 6 April 1813

Gaultier de Kerveguen (Paul Louis)

Born: 22 March 1737
General de Brigade: 8 March 1793
General de Division: 25 February 1794
Officer of the Legion díHonneur: 17 January 1805
Died: 3 May 1814

Gaussart (Louis Marie)

Gauthier (Etienne)

Gauthier (Jean Joseph)

Gauthier (Jean Pierre, dit Leclerc)

Born: 23 February 1765
Colonel: 23 August 1811 (25e Regiment de Dragons)
Major: 12 January 1813 (2e Regiment de Cheveau-Leger Lanciers de la Garde Imperial)
General de Brigade: 26 December 1813
Officer of the Legion díHonneur: 14 June 1804
Baron of the Empire: 25 March 1810
Died: 14 June 1821

Gauthrin (Pierre Edme)

Gautier (Nicolas Hyacinthe)

Born: 5 May 1774
Adjudant General Chef de Brigade: 25 September 1799
General de Brigade: 1 February 1805
Officer of the Legion díHonneur: 14 June 1804
Baron of the Empire: May 1808
Died: 14 July 1809 (Died of wounds received at the battle of Wagram)

Gautier de Montgeroult (Andre Marie)

Born: 13 November 1736
Marechal de Camp: 1 March 1791
Died?

Gauvilliers (Jean Marie Gaspard)

Born: 2 February 1755
General de Brigade: 28 June 1793
Died: 1814

Gay (Louis)

Gayault de Celon (Louis Jean)

Born: 4 January 1750
Colonel: 18 May 1791
Marechal de Camp: 15 July 1792
Died: 17 December 1819

Gazan (Honore Theodore Maxime)

Geither (Jean Michel)

Born: 10 November 1769
Colonel: 22 July 1806 (In the service of the Grand Duc de Berg)
General de Brigade: 22 June 1811
Officer of the Legion díHonneur: 22 July 1811
Died: 28 September 1834

Gelb (Nicolas Louis)

Born: 16 January 1721
Marechal de Camp: 3 January 1770
Lieutenant General: 1 January 1784
Died: 8 December 1793

Gelly (Louis)

Born: 3 February 1739
General de Brigade: 20 April 1794
Died: 6 November 1801

Gency (Claude Ursule)

Gengoult (Louis Thomas)

Gentil de Saint Alphonse (Alphonse Louis)

Born: 6 September 1777
General de Brigade: 25 December 1813
Officer of the Legion díHonneur: 28 September 1813
Died: 7 August 1837

Gentilli (Antoine)

Born: 18 December 1743
General de Brigade: 7 November 1793
General de Division: 19 April 1794
Died: 27 March 1798

Gerard (Francois Joseph)

Gerard (Maurice Etienne)

Born: 4 April 1773
General de Brigade: 13 November 1806
General de Division: 23 September 1812
Commander of the Legion díHonneur: 31 October 1809
Grand Officer of the Legion díHonneur: 18 December 1813
Baron of the Empire: 3 May 1809
Died: 17 April 1852

Gerbous de la Grange (Jean Charles)

Born: 1 April 1739
Colonel: 10 June 1792 (44e Regiment díInfanterie)
General de Brigade: 8 March 1793
Died: 8 May 1823

Geslin de Tremargat (Maurice Gervais Joachim)

Born: 10 July 1740
Marechal de Camp:† 20 August 1792
Died: 12 September 1819

Gestas (Sebastien Charles Hubert de)

Born: 2 November 1751
Marechal de Camp: 20 May 1791
Died: 27 December 1793 (Executed)

Giacomoni (Gaspard Vincent Felix)

Born: 17 December 1750
Colonel: 22 July 1792 (27e Regiment díInfanterie)
General de Brigade: 7 June 1793
General de Division: 12 September 1793
Died: 30 July 1818

Gifflenga (Alexandre de Rege)

Born: 13 October 1775
Colonel: 27 January 1807
Colonel: 7 September 1811 (31e Regiment d'Infanterie Legere)
General de Brigade: 15 August 1812
Officer of the Legion díHonneur: 1 April 1811
Chevalier of the Empire: 15 January 1809
Baron of the Empire: 14 April
Died: 1830

Gigaux (Andre)

Born: 31 January 1753
General de Brigade: 15 September 1793
Died: 28 February 1817

Gignious de Bernede (Jean Philippe)

Born: 13 July 1760
Adjudant General Chef de Brigade: 20 June 1793
General de Brigade: 9 October 1793
Died: 28 January 1794 (Executed)

Gilibert de Merlhiac (Jean Joseph Guillaume Marguerite)

Born: 7 March 1742
Chef de Brigade: 18 May 1791
Marechal de Camp: 15 July 1792
Member of the Legion díHonneur:17 January 1805
Died: 3 June 1819

Gilly (Jacques Laurent)

Born: 12 August 1769
Adjudant General Chef de Brigade: 5 March 1795
General de Brigade: 30 July 1799
General de Division: 16 August 1809
Grand Officer of the Legion díHonneur: 30 June 1811
Baron of the Empire: 27 November 1808
Count of the Empire: 29 April 1815
Died: 5 August 1829

Gilot (Joseph)

Born: 16 April 1734
Marechal de Camp: 6 December 1792
General de Division: 27 May 1793
Died: 27 March 1811

Gimel de Tudeils (Pierre de)

Born: 28 January 1728
Colonel: 4 July 1784
Marechal de Camp: 1 November 1792
Lieutenant General: 8 March 1793
Died: 25 February 1824

Girard (Jean Baptiste)

Born: 21 February 1775
Adjudant General Chef de Brigade: 16 November 1799
General de Brigade: 13 November 1806
General de Division: 20 September 1809
Grand Officer of the Legion díHonneur: 20 May 1811
Baron of the Empire: 25 October 1808
Died: 27 June 1815 (Died of wounds received on the 16 June 1815)

Girard (Pierre Louis Pelagie)

Born: 26 November 1773
Colonel: 18 November 1807
General de Brigade: 28 July 1808
Died: 16 May 1818

Girard dit Vieux (Jean Pierre)

Born: 9 August 1750
General de Brigade: 2 November 1793
Grand Officer of the Legion díHonneur:16 July 1809
Baron of the Empire: 31 December 1809
Died: 2 March 1811

Girardin d' Ermenonville (Alexandre Louis Robert)

Girardon (Antoine)

Girardot (Jean Francois)

Born: 18 December 1754
General de Brigade: 30 July 1793
Died: 12 August 1819

Giraud (Antoine)

Born: 6 February 1749
General de Brigade: 3 May 1794
Died: 3 October 1811

Girod de Vienney (Victor Bonaventure)

Born: 10 August 1740
General de Brigade:? September 1795
Chevalier of the Empire: May 1808
Died: 13 May 1808

Gobert (Jacques Nicolas)

Born: 1 June 1760
General de Brigade: 8 April 1793
General de Division: 27 August 1803
Commander of the Legion díHonneur: 14 June 1804
Died: 17 July 1808 (Died of wounds received at the battle of Baylen)

Gobrecht (Martin Charles)

Godard (Roch)

Godinot (Deo Gratias Nicolas)

Goffard (Jean Claude)

Born: 26 February 1744
Chef de Brigade: 30 September 1793
General de Brigade: 8 April 1794
Died: 13 May 1805

Goguet (Louis Antoine Vast Vite)

Goguet (Jacques Gilles Henri)

Born: 11 March 1767
General de Brigade: 15 May 1793
General de Division: 4 February 1794
Died: 21 April 1794 (Assasinated)

Gomez Freyre (?)

Born: 1764
Colonel: 1790
Marechal de Camp: 1796 (In the service of Portugal)
General de Brigade: 1 August 1808 (In the service of France)
Died: 1817 (Executed)

Goris (Jerome Joseph)

Born: 6 May 1761
Chef de Brigade: 7 January 1799 (17e demi-brigade d'Infanterie de Ligne)
Colonel: 6 January 1804 (4e regiment d'Infanterie Legere)
General de Brigade: 6 August 1811
Officer of the Legion d'Honneur: 14 June 1804
Died: 9 November 1828

Gosse (Francois Claude)

Born: 9 June 1760
General de Brigade: 23 August 1793 (refused promotion)
Died: 18 September 1810

Gougelot (Jean Florimond)

Born: 20 June 1743
General de Brigade: 28 September 1793
Died: 11 May 1795

Gouguet (Cybard, dit Florimond)

Born: 30 May 1752
Chef de Brigade:
General de Brigade: 14 October 1793
Died: 2 January 1831

Goullus (Francois)

Goure (Louis Anne Marie, dit Villemontee)

Born: 4 December 1768
Colonel: 10 July 1806
General de Brigade: 6 August 1811
Officer of the Legion díHonneur: 14 June 1804
Chevalier of the Empire: 3 August 1810
Baron of the Empire: April 1813
Died: 3 May 1813 (Died of wounds received at Lutzen)

Gouvion (Jean Baptiste)

Born: 8 January 1747
Colonel: 16 November 1780 (In the service of the United States)
Major General: 13 August 1789 (Garde National)
Marechal de camp: 30 June 1791
Died: 11 June 1792 (Killed at Glisuelle)

Gouvion (Louis Jean Baptiste)

Born: 6 February 1752
General de Brigade: 20 June 1793
General de Division: 19 September 1799
Grand Officer of the Legion díHonneur: 14 June 1804
Died: 22 November 1823

Gouvion Saint Cyr (Laurent de)

Born: 13 April 1764
Adjudant General Chef de Brigade: 10 January 1794
General de Brigade: 5 June 1794
General de Division: 10 June 1794
Colonel General de Cuirassiers: 6 July 1804
Marechal díEmpire: 27 August 1812
Grand Eagle of the Legion díHonneur: 2 February 1805
Count of the Empire: May 1808
Died: 17 March 1830

Gouy d'Arsy (Louis Marthe de)

 

Placed on the Napoleon Series: August 2006

 

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