Bruno, Adrien François de

GENERAL (FRANCE)
BORN 10 Jun 1771, Pondichéry - DIED 1861, Paris
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Père Lachaise, Rue du Repos 16 (division 26, 1ere ligne, Q, 26)

Adrien François de Bruno entered the cavalry, where he distinguished during the retreat of the army after the battle of Rivoli (1796).

In 1801 he became aide-de-camp to Louis Napoleon Bonaparte, the king of Holland. After Louis had abdicated he became a brigade general in the French army. He distinguished himself again during the Battle of Moscow, but he was taken prisoner near Dresden and was held in Hungary until 1814.

After the restoration he held several more positions. He received the title Baron de l'empire and became a commandeur de la Légion d'honneur. His grave at Père Lachaise in Paris was restored in 2003.

Sources
Adrien François de Bruno — Wikipédia

Images

The grave of Adrien François de Bruno at Père Lachaise, Paris.
Picture by Androom (19 Nov 2006)

 


Bubat, Eva

Published: 9 Apr 2007
Last update: 21 May 2010