Hulin, Pierre-Augustin

GENERAL (FRANCE)
BORN 6 Sep 1758, Paris - DIED 9 Jan 1841, Paris
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Montparnasse Cimetière (division 15)

Pierre-Augustin Hulin participated in the storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789. Allthough he trried to defend its commander De Launay, he was killed by the mob. The next day he was appointed commander of the Volontaires de la Bastille, During the terror he was imprisoned and after the fall of Robespierre he was released. He served in Italy and fought against the Austrians during the defense of Genoa.

In 1803 he was promoted to brigadier general and in 1804 he presided over the commission that tried the Duke of Enghien and sentenced him to death. In 1805 and 1806 he saw active service again and from 1807 to 1814 and during the 100 days in 1815 he was governor of Paris. In 1808 he became a count of the empire. In 1812 he was shot in the face when he tried to arrest De Malet, who launched a republican coup in 1812 while Napoleon was in Russia.

After the fall of Napoleon in 1815 he was exiled by the Bourbons, but he returned to France in 1819. He died in Paris in 1841.

Sources
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre-Augustin_Hulin

Images

The grave of Pierre-Augustin Hulin at the Cimetière Montparnasse, Paris.
Picture by Androom (18 Feb 2016)

 


Hulst, W.G. van der

Published: 18 Jun 2017
Last update: 18 Jun 2017