Bron de Bailly, André François

GENERAL (FRANCE)
BORN 30 Nov 1757, Vienne, Isère - DIED 18 May 1847, Paris: Batignolles-Monceau
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Montmartre Cimetière, 20 Avenue Rachel (division 30)

André-François Bron de Bailly entered the regiment of Artois in 1777. In 1791 he was promoted to sous-lieutenant and in 1792 to lieutenant. By 1793 he was a captain but in that year he was wounded in the head. In 1796-1797 he served in Italy.

He participated in the French expedition to Egypt and he remained in Egypt after Napoleon returned to France. In 1800 he was promoted to général de brigade. After the French surrendered in Egypt he returned to France and served under Murat in the Cisalpine. He served in Danzig before he joined the army in Spain. In 1811 he was wounded and taken prisoner at Arroyo-Molinos.
during his time as a prisoner of war he was named a Baron of the Empire in 1813. In June, 1814 he was released and returned to France. The Bourbons made him commander at Dôle and during the 100 Days he was stationed at the cavalry depot of Troyes. After Napoleon was beaten again in 1815 he retired from the army.

Images

The grave of André-François Bron de Bailly at the Montmartre Cimetière, Paris.
Picture by Androom (05 Nov 2017)

 

Sources
General André-François Bron de Bailly
André François Bron de Bailly — Wikipédia


Brontë, Anne

Published: 4 Feb 2018
Last update: 4 Feb 2018