Travot, Jean Pierre

GENERAL (FRANCE)
BORN 7 Jan 1767, Poligny, Jura - DIED 7 Jan 1836, Paris
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Montmartre Cimetière, 20 Avenue Rachel (division 12)

Jean Pierre Travot was the son of Philibert and Catherine Guodefin. He joined the Enghien regiment in 1786. By 1791 he was a lieutenant-colonel and as an adjutant general he distinguished himself at the Vendée under general Hoche. On 23 March 1796 he captured Charette and afterwards he was promoted to general. In 1802 he left the Vendée and the authorities there were very sorry to see him go. He received the Légion d'honneur in 1803.

After returning to the Vendée in 1807 he headed a division under Junot during the invasion of Portugal. He held several commands in France before he returned to the Peninsula in 1812. In 1813 Napoleon made him a baron of the empire. In 1814 he fought in the Battle of Toulouse under Soult. After Napoleon's fall he was allowed to stay in the army, but he sided with Napoleon during the 100 Days. Napoleon made him a Peer of France and stationed him once more in the Vendée.

After Napoleon's defeat at Waterloo he was tried by a council of war that was presided by Simon Canuel, one of his enemies. He was sentenced to death, but his sentenced was commuted to 20 years in prison. He was released in 1820 but by that time he had lost his mind. He died in 1836 in an asylum. He was remembered in Napoleon's will and his name was inscribed on the Arc de triomphe.

Related persons
• had grave monument executed by Dantan, Jean Pierre

Images

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

 

Sources
Jean-Pierre Travot - Wikipedia


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Published: 18 Mar 2018
Last update: 18 Mar 2018