Woestine, Anatole Charles Alexis de la

BORN 14 Dec 1786, Paris - DIED 24 Apr 1870, Paris
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Cimetière de Montmartre, 20 Avenue Rachel (division 19, ligne 03, numéro 02, chemin Artot)

Anatole da la Woestyne came from a noble family of Flemish origin. He studied at the Ecole Militaire de Fontainebleau and from 1806 to 1815 he served as an officer in Napoleon's army. After the restoration he moved to Belgium where he worked as a wine merchant.

In 1829 he returned to France and joined the army of the new King Louis-Philippe. In 1841 he was promoted to lieutenant-général. During the Second Republic president Louis Napoleon Bonaparte appointed him as head of the Garde nationale just before the coup d'état of 2 Dec 1851. During the Second Empire he was a senator for life and governor of the Hôtel des Invalides.

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The grave of Anatole de la Woestine at the Cimetière Montmartre, Paris.
Picture by Androom (20 Feb 2016)


The grave of Anatole de la Woestine at the Montmartre Cimetière, Paris.
Picture by Androom (05 Nov 2017)


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Published: 11 Mar 2018
Last update: 22 Oct 2022