French Generals

Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789 - 1814: Nadot-Fontenay to Nuce

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.

Nadot - Fontenay (Henry)

Born: 4 April 1739
Colonel: 9 October 1792 (2e regiment d’Infanterie)
General de Brigade: 8 March 1793
Died: August 1833

Nagle (Thomas Patrice)

Naleche (Gilbert Jacques Bandy)

Born: 3 April 1756
General de Brigade: 10 November 1793
Died: 20 April 1820

Nansouty (Etienne Marie Antoine Champion)

Born: 30 May 1768
Colonel: 9 November 1793 (9e Regiment de Cavalerie)
General de Brigade: 29 August 1799
General de Division: 24 March 1803
Grand Eagle of the Legion d’Honneur: 11 July 1807
Count of the Empire: 27 July 1808
Died:  12 February 1815

Napper - Tandy (James)

Born: 1740
General de Brigade: 21 April 1798
Died:  24 August 1803

Narbonne - Lara (Louis Marie Jacques Amalric)

Born: 23 August 1755
Marechal de Camp: 4 September 1791
Lieutenant General: 22 May 1792
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 30 June 1811
Commander of the Legion d’Honneur:
Count of the Empire: 23 December 1810
Died:  17 November 1813

Navelet de la Massonniere (Alexandre Pierre)

Born: 20 March 1767
Chef de Brigade: 17 May 1799
General de Brigade: 21 June 1807
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Baron of the Empire: 26 November 1808
Died: 1 December 1809

Nayrod (Etienne Henri Christophe)

Born: 18 July 1728
Adjudant General Chef de Brigade: 8 March 1793
General de Brigade: 15 May 1793
Died:?

Neigre (Gabriel)

Born: 28 July 1774
Colonel: 17 January 1807
General de Brigade: 10 January 1813
General de Division: 25 November 1813
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 May 1807
Baron of the Empire: 29 September 1809
Died: 8 August 1847

Nempde - Dupoyet (Pierre Michel)

Born: 8 August 1775
Colonel: 8 October 1812
General de Brigade: 3 June 1813
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 10 March 1809
Died:  26 February 1833

Neuilly (Joachim Joseph)

Nevinger (Joseph Victorin)

Born: 6 March 1736
Colonel: 28 July 1791
Marechal de Camp: 24 September 1792
Lieutenant General: 28 October 1792:
Died: 28 April 1808

Ney (Michel)

Born: 10 January 1769
Adjudant General Chef de Brigade: 15 October 1794
General de Brigade: 1 August 1796
General de Division: 28 March 1799
Marechal d’Empire: 19 May 1804
Grand Eagle of the Legion d’Honneur: 2 February 1805
Duc de Elchingen: May 1808
Prince de la Moskowa: 25 March 1813
Died: 7 December 1815 (Executed)

Nicolas (Jean Leon)

Born: 5 August 1748
General de Brigade: 21 June 1793
Commander of the Legion d’Honneur: 25 December 1805
Baron of the Empire: 2 March 1811
Died:  26 July 1834

Nicolas (Jean)

Noailles (Louis Marie d’Ayen)

Born: 17 April 1756
Marechal de Camp: 28 November 1791
Died: 7 January 1804

Noel ( Pierre)

Born: 7 May 1763
Chef de Brigade: 15 July 1793
General de Brigade: 8 April 1794
Died: 24 February 1796 (died of wounds)

Nogues (Jean Francois Xavier)

Born: 3 December 1769
Adjudant General Chef de Brigade: 24 November 1794
General de Brigade: 28 July 1800
General de Division: 1 February 1805
Commander of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Died: 9 January 1808

Nogues (Antoine)

Born: 7 May 1777
Colonel: 1 December 1806 (6e Regiment d’Infanterie de Ligne Hollandais)
General de Brigade: 8 February 1813
Died: 21 December 1853

Noguez (?)

Born:?
General de Brigade: 5 October 1793
Died:?

Noirot (Jean Baptiste)

Born: 26 December 1768
Chef de Brigade: 30 December 1802 (5e Regiment de Cuirassiers)
General de Brigade: 31 December 1806
Commander of the Legion d’Honneur: 25 December 1805
Baron of the Empire: 22 March 1813
Died: 18 September 1826

Normand (Jean Gaspard)

Born: 21 June 1770
Chef de Brigade: 1 August 1796
General de Brigade: 30 August 1811
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Baron of the Empire: 13 August 1813
Died:  17 January 1813 (died of wounds received at the Beresina)

Le Noury de la Guignardiere (Henri Marie)

Nouvion (Jean Baptiste)

Born: 26 January 1753
Chef de Brigade: 1 March 1793
General de Brigade: 30 June 1793
Died: 4 August 1825

Nuce (Leopold Anne Marie Joseph)

Born: 22 July 1740
Colonel: 19 August 1792
Marechal de Camp: 25 September 1792
Died: ?

 

Placed on the Napoleon Series: April 2007

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