French Generals

Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789 - 1814: De Das de L'Aulne to De Winter

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.

De Das de L'Aulne (Nicolas)

Born:  28 February 1756
Adjudant General Chef de Brigade: 4 June 1793
General de Brigade: 25 July 1793
General de Division: 30 April 1794
Died: 15 June 1795

Debelle (Jean Francois Joseph)

Born: 22 May 1767
Adjudant General Chef de Brigade: 17 April 1794
General de Brigade: 2 September 1794
General de Division: 16 November 1796
Died: 15 June 1802

Debelle (Cesar Alexandre Gabriel)

De Billy (Jean Louis)

Born: 30 July 1763
Adjudant General Chef de Brigade: 9 December 1794
General de Brigade: 30 July 1799
Commander of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Died: 14 October 1806 (Killed at the battle of Auerstadt)

Debroc (Armand Louis)

Debrun (Jean Baptiste)

Born: 5 December 1750
General de Brigade: 3 September 1793
General de Division: 1 October 1793
Died: 27 April 1831

Decaen (Charles Mathieu Isidore)

Born: 13 April 1769
Adjudant General Chef de Brigade: 12 September 1795
General de Brigade: 3 July 1796
General de Division: 16 May 1800
Count of the Empire: 25 February 1813
Died: 9 September 1832

De Caux de Blacquetot (Jean Baptiste de)

Born: 24 May 1723
Marechal de Camp: 1 March 1780
Lieutenant General: 20 May 1791
Died: 8 September 1796

Declaye (Nicolas)

Born: 8 June 1758
Colonel: 29 November 1792 (In Belgium service)
General de Brigade:  30 July 1793
General de Division: 3 March 1794
Died: 15 November 1805

De Conchy (Vincent Martel)

Decouz (Pierre)

Dedon Duclos (Francois Louis) - 7e Regiment d'Artillerie-á-Pied  

Defrance (Jean Marie Antoine)

Dehaies dit de Montigny (Francois Emmanuel)

Born: 7 August 1743
General de Brigade: 11 April 1800
Member of the Legion d’Honneur : 25 March 1804
Chevalier of the Empire: 12 April 1813
Died: 27 June 1819

Dejean (Jean Francois Aime)

Born: 6 October 1749
Chef de Brigade: 31 July 1794
General de Brigade: 1 September 1794
General de Division: 16 October 1795
Grand Eagle of the Legion d’Honneur : 2 February 1805
Grand Chancellor of the Legion d’Honneur: 20 April 1815
Count of the Empire: 1 June 1808
Died: 12 May 1824

Dejean (Jean Antoine)

Dejean (Pierre Francois Marie Auguste)

Delaage (Amable Henry)

Delaage (Henri Pierre)

Born: 23 July 1766
Adjudant General Chef de Brigade: 28 November 1793
General de Brigade: 18 October 1812
Died: 22 January 1840

Delabassee (Mathieu)

Delaborde (Henri Francois)

Born: 21 December 1764
General de Brigade: 11 September 1793
General de Division: 13 October 1793
Grand Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 26 September 1804
Count of the Empire: 12 November 1809
Died: 5 February 1833

Delaitre (Antoine Charles Bernard)

Delalain (Alexandre)

Born: 10 May 1748
General de Brigade: 7 May 1793
Died: 29 June 1814

Delapointe (Jean Baptiste Gabriel Marie Emmanuel)

Born: 28 June 1772
General de Brigade: 4May 1813
Chevalier of the Empire: 20 February 1812
Baron of the Empire: 25 March 1813
Died: 12 April 1856

Delarue (Louis Michel Charles)

Born: 26 March 1756
Adjudant General Chef de Brigade: 3 May 1793
General de Brigade: 20 April 1795
Commander of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Died: 9 March 1807

Delattre (Louis Pierre Francois)

Born: 12 October 1766
Chef de Brigade : September 1793
General de Brigade: 3 October 1794
Died: 2 July 1794 (Executed)

Delaunay (Jacques Charles Rene)

Born: 24 April 1738
General de Brigade: 30 July 1793
General de Division: 20 September 1793
Member of the Legion d’Honneur : 29 March 1805
Died: 11 January 1825

Delaunay (Jean Marie Auguste, Aulnay de Launey)

Born: 28 June 1765
General de Brigade: 14 April 1794
General de Brigade: 20 December 1809 (Westphalien)
General de Division: 11 January 1810 (Westphalien)
Commander of the Legion d'Honneur: 14 June 1804
Baron of the Empire: 31 January 1810
Died: 11 June 1841

Delauney (Charles Nicolas Adrien)

Born: 10 October 1761
General de Brigade: 13 June 1795
Died: 13 May 1799 (Killed at Mondovi)

Delcambre (Victor Joseph)

Delegorgue (Francois Joseph Augustin)

Dellard (Jean Pierre)

Delmas (Antoine Guillaume Maurailhac d'Elmas de la Coste)

Born: 3 January 1766
General de Brigade: 30 June 1793
General de Division: 19 September 1793
Member of the Legion d’Honneur : 3 June 1813
Died: 30 October 1813 (Died of wounds received at the battle of Leipzig)

Delort (Marie Joseph Raymond)

Born: 28 September 1769
Adjudant General Chef de Brigade: 7 June 1795
General de Brigade: 6 August 1811
Commander of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1813
Died: 25 July 1846

Delort (Jacques Antoine Adrien)

Delort de Gleon (Jean Francois)

Born: 24 October 1769
Adjudant General Chef de Brigade: 13 June 1795
General de Brigade: 23 September 1812
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Baron of the Empire: 14 April 1810
Died: 10 December 1812 (Killed at Wilna)

Delosme (Louis Pierre)

Born: 12 March 1768
General de Brigade: 25 November 1813
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 25 November 1813
Died: 29 September 1828

Delpierre (Antoine Joseph)

Delzons (Alexis Joseph)

Demarcay (Marie Jean)

Demars (Odon nicolas Loeillot)

Born: 1 October 1751
Marechal de Camp: 27 September 1792
Died: 11 August 1808

Dembarrere (Jean)

Born: 3 July 1747
General de Brigade: 17 august 1793
General de Division: 17 January 1794
Count of the Empire: 15 June 1808
Died: 1828

Dembowski (Louis Mathieu)

Born: 24 August 1768
Chef de Brigade: 16 April 1799 (2e legion Polonaise d’Italie provisional)
Chef de Brigade: 10 December 1801 (104e Regiment d’Infanterie de Ligne provisional)
Chef de Brigade: 13 December 1802 (27e Regiment d’Infanterie de Ligne provisional)
General de Brigade: 17 December 1809
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 15 August 1810
Baron of the Empire: 15 August 1810
Died: 18 July 1812

Demont (Joseph Laurent)

Born: 29 September 1747
Adjudant General Chef de Brigade: 13 April 1796
General de Brigade: 5 February 1799
General de Division: 22 December 1806
Commander of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Count of the Empire: 26 April 1808
Died: 8 May 1826

Denayer (Joseph Marie)

Dentzel (Georges Frederic)

Born: 16 July 1755
Adjudant General Chef de Brigade: 5 February 1796
General de Brigade: 3 April 1814
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 9 August 1813
Died: 7 May 1828

Depetit de la Salle (Louis Jean)

Born: 6 November 1724
Marechal de Camp: 29 April 1792
Died: ?

Deplanque (Jacques Francois Henry)

Born: 25 November 1766
Adjudant General Chef de Brigade: 13 June 1795
General de Brigade: 14 April 1802
Died: 15 August 1802

De Ponthon (Charles Francois)

Born: 26 August 1777
General de Brigade: 27 March 1814
Baron of the Empire: 19 January 1811
Died: 25 August 1849

De Prez de Crassier (Jean Etienne Philibert)

Born: 18 January 1733
Marechal de Camp: 1 March 1791
Lieutenant General: 5 September 1792
Died: 6 July 1803

Deriot (Albert Francois)

Dermoncourt (Paul Ferdinand Stanislas)

Deroques (Nicolas Roques, dit)

Born: 15 February 1743
Colonel : 20 December 1791 (94e Regiment d’Infanterie)
Adjudant General Chef de Brigade: 16 May 1792
General de Brigade: 16 April 1793
General de Division: 13 June 1795
Died: 29 July 1808

Dery ( Pierre Cesar)

Born: 2 February 1768
Colonel: 30 December 1806 (5e Regiment de Hussards)
General de Brigade: 6 August 1811
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 May 1807
Baron of the Empire: 3 May 1810
Died: 18 October 1812 (Killed at the combat of Winkowo)

Desailly (Jean Claude)

Desaix (Louis Charles Antoine des Aix de Veygoux, dit)

Born: 17 August 1768
General de Brigade: 20 August 1793
General de Division: 20 October 1720 October 1793
Died: 14 June 1800 (Killed at the battle of Marengo)

Des Almons (Joseph Perrin)

Born: 25 September 1717
Colonel: 20 April 1768
Marechal de Camp: 1 March 1780
Lieutenant General: 20 May 1791
Died: 11 March 1793

Des Bruslys (Nicolas Emault de Rignac)

Born: 7 August 1757
Adjudant General Colonel: 8 October 1792
Adjudant General Chef de Brigade: 8 March 1793
General de Brigade: 7 April 1793
General de Division: 6 July 1798 (Refused the promotion)
General de Division: 13 July 1808
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 25 March 1804
Died: 25 September 1809

Desbureaux (Claude Francois)

Born: 13 October 1755
General de Brigade: 16 August 1793
General de Division: 20 December 1793
Baron of the Empire: 16 December 1810
Died: 26 February 1835

Deschamps de la Varenne (Jacques Ollivier)

Born: 4 March 1756
Colonel: 5 February 1792 (1er Regiment de Cavalerie)
General de Brigade: 19 June 1793
Died: 7 January 1807

Desclozeaux (Jacques Ollivier)

Born: 6 September 1756
General de Brigade: 19 June 1793
Died: 1798

Desdorides (Jean Francois Louis Picault)

Born: 5 February 1737
Colonel: 5 February 1792 (9e Regiment d'Infanterie)
General de Brigade: 15 May 1793
Died: 25 December 1801

Desemery dit Semery (Jacques Philippe)

Born: 13 September 1775
General de Brigade: 2 April 1814 (After his death)
Baron of the Empire: 15 August 1809
Died: 20 March 1814 (Killed at the battle of Arcis-sur-Aube)

Desenfans (Nicolas Joseph)

Born: 4 August 1765
Chef de Brigade: 24 August 1793
General de Brigade: 13 October 1793
Commander of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Died: 4 Aust 1808

Desfourneaux (Edme Etienne Borne)

Desgranges (Antoine Grange, dit)

Born: 2 March 1757
General de Brigade: 11 June 1794
Died: 31 March 1832

Desgraviers Berthelot (Francois Ganivet)

Deshautschamps (Michel Vandebergues, dit)

Born: 29 October 1732
Marechal de Camp: 12 October 1792
Died: 10 January 1806

Desjardin (Jacques Jardin, dit)

Born: 18 February 1759
General de Brigade: 3 September 1793
General de Division: 19 March 1794
Commander of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
General de Division:
Died: 11 February 1807 (Died of wounds received at the battle of Eylau)

Desnoyers (Francois Antoine Denoye, dit)

Born: 2 June 1755
General de Brigade: 9 June 1794
General de Division: 11 March 1795
Died: 9 December 1816

Despeaux (Eloi Laurent)                                                                            

Born: 14 October 1761                                                                                                            
General de Brigade: 3 September 1793
General de Division: 19 March 1794
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 21 January 1814
Died: 23 October 1856

Desperrieres (Adrien Marie Gabriel)

Despinoy (Hyacinthe Francois Joseph)

Born: 22 May 1764
General de Brigade: 21 December 1793
General de Division: 10 June 1796
Died: 29 December 1848

Desponches (Charles Joseph Paul Leyris)

Born: 19 July 1756
Colonel: 29 June 1792
Marechal de Camp: 8 March 1793
Died: 25 October 1824

Desprez (Francois Alexandre)

Born: 22 November 1778
Colonel: 25 December 1809
Marechal de Camp: 15 April 1813 (In the service of Joseph Bonaparte)
Died: 6 August 1833

Dessaix (Joseph Marie)

Born: 24 September 1764
Chef de Brigade : 17 August 1793 (Legion des Allobroges)
General de Brigade: 29 August 1803
General de Division: 9 July 1809
Grand Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 30 June 1811
Died:  26 October 1834

Dessaubaz (Jean Louis)

Born: 25 August 1739
General de Brigade: 27 January 1794
Died: 12 November 1806

Dessein (Bernard)

Born: 19 March 1762
General de Brigade: 9 June 1794
Member of the Legion d’Honneur : 26 March 1804
Died: 30 September 1823

Dessolle (Jean Joseph Paul Augustin)

Born: 3 July 1767
Adjudant General Chef de Brigade: 13 June 1795
General de Brigade: 31 May 1797
General de Division: 13 April 1799
Died: 2 November 1828

Destabenrath (Jean Marie Eleonor Leopold)

Born: 13 April 1770
Adjudant General Chef de Brigade: 13 June 1795
General de Brigade: 11 July 1807
Commander of the Legion d’Honneur: 23 August 1809
Baron of the Empire: 29 June 1808
Died: 12 November 1853

Destaing (Jacques Zacharie)

Desvaux (Louis Charles Lenoir, dit)

Born: 15 September 1725
Colonel Chef de Brigade: 25 March 1788
General de Brigade: 18 July 1793
Died: 7 April 1810

Desvaux de Saint Maurice (Jean Jacques)

Desvernois (Nicolas Philibert)

Born: 23 September 1771
Colonel: 2 December 1808 (1er Regiment de Chasseurs a Cheval Napolitaines)
General de Brigade: 3 July 1813 (In the service of Naples)
Died: 13 October 1859

Detang (Francois Laquet, dit)

Born: 11 June 1760
Chef de Brigade : 17 August 1794
General de Brigade: 13 June 1795
Died: 1813

Detres (Francois)

Devaulx dit du Croseau (Louis Marie Francois Paul)

Born: 4 July 1751
Colonel: 23 September 1800
General de Brigade: 3 March 1809
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Died: 16 October 1830

Devaux (Pierre)

Born: 21 May 1762
Adjudant General Chef de Brigade: 30 September1793
General de Brigade: 26 March 1802
Commander of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Baron of the Empire: 9 October 1813
Died: 13 July 1819

Devaux (Marie Jean Baptiste Urbain)

Born: 25 May 1767
Adjudant General Chef de Brigade: 27 August 17961
General de Brigade: 6 August 1811
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 25 November 1813
Chevalier of the Empire: 23 January 1812
Died: 23 July 1836

Devaux deVautray (Philippe)

Born: 1760
Marechal de Camp: 3 April 1793
Died: 26 May 1793 (Executed)

Deverchin (Francois Joseph)

Born: 25 April 1746
General de Brigade: 25 September 1793
Died: 27 June 1807

Deviau de Saint Sauveur (Laurent)

Born: 22 May 1756
Adjudant General Chef de Brigade: 21 July 1793
General de Brigade: 3 August 1800
Commander of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Died: 17 August 1836

Devilliers (Claude Germain Louis)

De Vrigny (Denis Felix)

Born: 28 March 1754
Chef de Brigade: 26 January 1792 (12e Regiment de Cavalerie)
General de Brigade: 13 June 1793
Died: 28 July 1803

De Winter (Jean Guillaume de Huessen)

Born: 23 March 1761
Chef de Brigade: 14 May 1794
General de Brigade: 14 June 1794
Vice Admiral: 1795 (In the service of Holland)
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 24 February 1811
Count of the Empire: 9 May 1811
Died: 2 June 1812

Placed on the Napoleon Series: May 2007

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