Pelleport, Pierre de

BORN 26 Oct 1773, Montréjeau, Haute-Garonne - DIED 15 Dec 1855, Bordeaux, Gironde
GRAVE LOCATION Bordeaux, Gironde: Cimetière de la Chartreuse, 180 rue Georges Bonnac (Série 15, No 112)

Pierre de Pelleport joined the army on 24 June 1794. He saw action in Italy and was wounded near the walls of Saint-Jean-d'Acre on 25 April 1799. He continued his career in Austria, Prussia and Poland. In 1807 he was seriously wounded in the Battle of of Eylau. He was promoted to colonel in 1809 and in 1810 he was created baron of the Empire. In 1812 he fought under Ney in Russia and promotion to brigade general followed in 1813. He was wounded once more near Leipzig in 1813 and again near Buttes-Chaumont in 1814.

After the fall of Napoleon he was employed by Louis XVIII and after the 100 Days he sided again with Louis XVIII. In 1818 he became a member of the Supreme Council of War. In 1823 he fought in Spain. After the revolution of 1830 he obtained a position in Bordeaux, but in 1834 he returned to active service. He held further commands and in 1841 he was made a peer of France. He retired in 1848.


The grave of Pierre de Pelleport at the Cimetière de la Chartreuse, Bordeaux.
Picture by Androom (12 May 2017)


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Published: 10 Jun 2019
Last update: 25 Apr 2022