Cavaignac, Jean Baptiste

BORN 23 Feb 1762, Gourdon, Lot - DIED 24 Mar 1829, Brussel: Ixelles
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Cimetière de Montmartre, 20 Avenue Rachel (division 31)

Jean Baptiste Cavaignac was a supporter of the French Revolution in 1789. In 1792 he became a member of the National Convention where he voted in favour of the execution of Louis XVI. His views became more moderate afterwards. In 1795 he supported Napoleon Bonaparte in suppressing the rebellion in Paris. During the directoire he was a member of the Council of Five Hundred and he held several minor official positions during the following years.

He married Marie-Julie Olivier de Corancez, the daughter of the Guillaume Olivier (known as Olivier de Corancez). They had two sons. Godefroi became a journalist and Eugène a politician. In 1806 he went to Naples where held the position of Director of Domains under Murat. In 1815 he was appoined prefect of the Somme during the 100 days. After the Restoration he was exiled and he died 1829 in Brussels.

• Son: Cavaignac, Eugène Louis
• Son: Cavaignac, Godefroy


The grave of Jean Baptiste Cavaignac, Godefroy Cavaignac and Eugène Louis Cavaignac at Montmartre Cimetière, Paris.
Picture by Androom (18 May 2005)


Winkler Prins Encyclopedie (editie 1909), 1909
Jean-Baptiste Cavaignac — Wikipédia

Cavalieri, Lina

Published: 04 Feb 2018
Last update: 01 Jun 2020