French Generals

Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789 - 1814: Walther to Wurmser

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.


Walther (Frederic Henri)

Ward (Jean Thomas)

Born: 1749
General de Brigade: 12 April 1793
Died: 23 July 1794 (Executed)

Warel de Beaurevoir (Nicolas Daniel)

Born: 23 March 1714
Colonel: 15 March 1765
Marechal de Camp:  1 March 1780
Died: ?

Warnesson de Granchamps (Jean Baptiste)

Born: 7 June 1745
General de Brigade: 7 October 1793
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Died: 17 November 1807

Wathier (Pierre)

Wathiez (Francois Isidore)

Born: 1 September 1777
General de Brigade: 4 June 1813
Officer of the Legion d’Honneur: 17 November 1808
Commander of the Legion d’Honneur:
Chevalier of the Empire: 6 October 1810
Baron of the Empire: November 1813
Died: 24 February 1856

Watrin (Francois)

Born: 29 January 1772
Adjudant General Chef de Brigade: 13 June 1795
General de Brigade: 1 January 1796
General de Division: 30 June 1799
Died: 22 November 1802

Wedel (Erhard Gustave)

Born: 22 March 1756
Colonel: 2 June 1804
General de Brigade: 7 February 1811
Died: 8 February 1813

Werle (Francois Jean)

Born: 6 September 1763
Chef de Brigade: 25 March 1799
General de Brigade: 29 August 1803
Commander of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Baron of the Empire: 27 November 1808
Died: 16 May 1811 (Killed in action)

Wernecke (Jean Guillaume Chretien)

Born: 4 February 1728
General de Brigade: 22 November 1793
Died: 30 September 1815

Westermann (Francois Joseph)

Born: 5 September 1751
Colonel: 27 September 1792 (Legion du Nord)
General de Brigade: 15 May 1794
Died:  5 April 1794 (Executed)

Wielhorski (Joseph)

Born: 1759
Colonel: 1794
General de Brigade: March 1799
General de Division: 21 December 1811
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 1812
Died: ?

Willot (Amedee de)         

Wimpffen (Georges Felix de)

Born: 5 November 1744
Colonel: 3 March 1774
Marechal de Camp: 9 March 1788
Lieutenant General: 20 August 1792
Member of the Legion d’Honneur: 29 March 1805
Baron of the Empire: 23 December 1810
Died: 23 February 1814

Wimffen de Bornebourg (Francois Louis)

Born: 2 August 1732
Colonel: 23 November 1761
Marechal de Camp: 30 June 1791
Died: 24 May 1800

Wirion (Louis)

Born: 22 February 1764
Chef de Brigade: 22 June 1793
General de Brigade: 21 June 1794
Commander of the Legion d’Honneur: 14 June 1804
Died: 8 April 1810

Wisch (Jean Christophe)

Wolff (Marc Francois Jerome)

Born: 4  March 1776
Colonel: 22 June 1808
General de Brigade: 6 April 1812
Commander of the Legion d’Honneur: 19 November 1813
Died: 24 October 1848

Wolodkowicz (Henry de)

Wouillemont de Vivier (Armand Nicolas)        

Wurmser (Maximilien Constantin)

Born: 31 March 1743
Marechal de Camp: 30 June 1791
Died: October 1823

 

Placed on the Napoleon Series: November 2007

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