Mouton-Duvernet, Régis Barthélemy

GENERAL (FRANCE)
BORN 3 May 1770, Puy-en-Velay, Haute-Loire - DIED 27 Jul 1816, Lyon: chemin des Étroits
GRAVE LOCATION Lyon: Cimetière de Loyasse , 43, rue du Cardinal-Gerlier (81)

Mouton-Duvernet joined the army in 1785 and served in Guadaloupe and other colonies. He also fought for Napoleon as a Colonel in Spain. He was promoted to division general and became a Commandeur de la Légion d'honneur in 1812, but he was captured when Dresden capitulated in 1813. After the fall of Napoleon in 1814 he became governor of Valence.

When Napoleon returned from Elba he sided with him and even after Waterloo he resisted the Bourbons. On 2 Jul 1815 he became governor of Lyon, but on 15 Jul 1816 he was sentenced to death because of his loyalty to Napoleon. His wife begged the king for a pardon, but he was executed on 27 Jul 1816. When Napoleon died he left 100.000 francs to Mouton-Duvernet's children. In Paris a metro station was named after him.

Sources
Régis Barthélemy Mouton-Duvernet — Wikipédia

Images

The grave of Régis Barthélemy Mouton-Duvernet at the Loyasse cimetière, Lyon.
Picture by Androom (03 Dec 2007)

 


Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Published: 19 Jul 2008
Last update: 3 Jul 2011