Reille, Honoré Charles

BORN 1 Sep 1775, Antibes, Alpes-Maritimes - DIED 4 Mar 1860, Paris
BIRTH NAME Reille, Honoré Charles Michel Joseph
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Père Lachaise, Rue du Repos 16 (division 28, ligne 01, O, 33 (Massena tomb))

Honoré Charles Reille entered the army in 1791 and served in the French Revolutionary Wars under Dumouriez and Masséna. In 1796 he ws promoted to captain and in the same year he became aide-de-camp of Masséna. In 1799 he was promoted to adjudant-général and in 1800 he was appointed commander of Florence. In 1803 he was promoted again, to general de brigade and he commanded the troops of Württemberg in 1805. He was in Jena and in Spain and in 1809 he participated at the Battles of Aspern and Wagram. After that he served in Spain until 1812. In 1813 he was in command of the army in Portugal but he was defeated in the Battle of Vitoria.

In 1814 he married Victoire, the daughter of Masséna. After the restoration of 1814 he was appointed inspector general of infantry. In 1815 he saw action at Quatre Bras and Waterloo. In 1828 he became a member of the Conseil supérieur de la guerre. In 1836 he was elected président of the Comité de l’infanterie et de la cavalerie. In 1848 king Louis Philippe granted him the title of maréchal de France.

• Son: Reille, André Charles

Related persons
• served under Masséna, André, duc de Rivoli, prince d'Essling


The grave of André Masséna at Père Lachaise, Paris.
Picture by Androom (19 Nov 2006)


Honoré Charles Reille — Wikipédia

Reimann, Kurt

Published: 16 Jun 2019
Last update: 26 Jan 2022