Jomini, Antoine Henri, baron

OFFICER, MILITARY THEORIST (SWITZERLAND)
BORN 6 Mar 1779, Payerne - DIED 24 Mar 1869, Paris: Passy
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Montmartre Cimetière, 20 Avenue Rachel (division 11)

Jomini served from 1789 in the Swiss army and from 1804 in the French army of Ney. In 1806 Napoleon made him a colonel because of his study about the campaigns of Frederick the Great.

During Napoleon's invasion of Russia he was governor of Smolensk and Vilna. After a disagreement with Marshal Berthier he joined the Russian army late in 1813 and became an advisor to the czar.

For a long time he was a leading military strategist and historian and his works were used in many academy's. "The Art of War" was the most influencial of his works. As late as 1859 he was consulted by Napoleon III for his Italian campaign.

Works: "Traité des grandes opérations militaires" (1804-1810); "Histoire critique et militaire des guerres de la Révolution" (1819-1824); "Précis de l’art de la guerre" (1836).

Related persons
• was adviser of Napoleon III Bonaparte, Empereur des Français
• worked for Ney, Michel, Duc d’Elchingen, Prince de la Moskowa

Images

The grave of Antoine Henri Jomini at Montmarte Cimetière, Paris.
Picture by Androom (18 May 2005)

 

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Jones, Roderick

Published: 1 Jan 2006
Last update: 10 Mar 2016