Doumerc, Jean-Pierre

GENERAL (FRANCE)
BORN 7 Oct 1767, Montauban, Tarn-et-Garonne - DIED 29 Mar 1847, Paris
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Montmartre Cimetière, 20 Avenue Rachel (division 25, Avenue Travot, Ligne 1)

Jean-Pierre Doumerc entered a french cavalry regiment after the start of the French Revolution. He rose in rank and during the Napoleontic Wars he commanded cavalry brigades and later divisions. In 1806 he became a general of brigade and in 1808 he was created Baron of the Empire. In 1811 he was appointed General of Division. In 1812 he commanded a division during the Second Battle of Polotsk. On 2 May 1813 he participated in the Battle of Lützen and on 20 May in the Battle of Bautzen. On August 26 August 1812 he saw action at the Battle of Dresden. At the Battle of Leipzig he was wounded, but in 1814 he was present at the Battle of La Rothiere.

After the fall of Napoleon he was employed by Louis XVIII as inspector general of three military districts. During the 100 days he sided with Napoleon and after Watelroo he was no longer employed by the Bourbons. In 1830 the new king Louis Philippe gave him the command of the 18th Military Division. When he retired in 1832 he received the Grand Cross of the Légion d'honneur. He died in 1847 in Paris.

Images

The grave of Jean-Pierre Doumerc at the Montmartre Cimetière, Paris.
Picture by Androom (05 Nov 2017)

 

Sources
Jean-Pierre Doumerc — Wikipédia


Doyle, Arthur Conan

Published: 27 Jan 2019
Last update: 27 Jan 2019