Pretet, Charles Marie Étienne

GENERAL (FRANCE)
BORN 1 Nov 1782, Cramans, Jura - DIED 22 Jan 1842, Metz
GRAVE LOCATION Metz, Moselle: Cimetière de l'Est, Rue du Roi Albert

Son of the notary Jena-Pierre Pretet. In 1806 he joined the fifth corps of the Grand Armée in Germany. He saw action at
Pultusk and at Ostrolenka in Poland. In December 1808 he became a captain and after fighting in Spain he received the Légion d'Honneur in 1809. He also became aide de camp of the future marshall Dode de La Brunerie.

In 1813 he became an officer of ordonnance to Napoléon, who made him Baron Pretet. For the emperor he inspected fortresses in the Alsacian region. He was at Napoleon's side in many battles in Germany. During the 100 days in 1815 he was commander of Salins.

After the restoration he held further positions. In 1828 he became a Lieutenant-Colonel and in 1840 he was promoted to general. In 1841 he was put in command of the École d'application in Metz. He died there in 1842. His brother Marie Joseph (1788-1861) was wounded at Waterloo received the medal of St. Helena in 1857.

Related persons
• worked for Napoleon I Bonaparte

Images

The grave of Charles Marie Étienne Pretet at the Cimetière de l'Est, Metz.
Picture by Androom (22 Mar 2013)

 

The grave of Charles Marie Étienne Pretet at the Cimetière de l'Est, Metz.
Picture by Androom (22 Mar 2013)

 


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Published: 1 Apr 2013
Last update: 1 Apr 2013