Lemarois, Jean Léonor François, Comte

GENERAL (FRANCE)
BORN 17 Mar 1776, Briquebec, Manche - DIED 14 Oct 1836, Paris
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Montmartre Cimetière, 20 Avenue Rachel (division 19)

Jean Le Marois was the son of a farmer from Bricquebec, Manche. He was educated at the École de Mars. He joined the army in 1793 and in 1795 he was promoted to lieutenant and captain. In the same year he became aide-de-camp to Napoleon I and he would serve Napoleon until 1814. In 1796 he was a witness at Napoleon's marriage to Joséphine de Beauharnais. He followed Napoleon to Italy where he was woundend. Because of this his missed the campaign in Egypt. In 1799 he was back on his post and he was promoted to général de brigade in 1803.

In 1805 he served at Austerlitz and he was wounded at Jena in 1806. Afterwards he was governor of Wittemberg, Stettin, Bromberg and Posen. In 1808 he became a Count of the Empire. In 1811 he inspected the coasts from Boulogne to Holland for Napoleon. He disapproved of the campaign in Russia in 1812 and didn't join it. In 1814 he was governor of Magdeburg and he although it was besieged he held it until well after Napoleon's abdication. On 20 May 1814 he surrendered.

The Bourbons didn't employ him and refused to pay him. During the 100 days he joined Napoleon. After the Battle of Waterloo he prepared to come to the aid of Paris with the National Guard of Rouen but a treaty was signed before this happened. He retreated and never returned to public life. He died in 1836 in Paris. The politician Jules Polydore Le Marois (1802-1870) was his son.

Related persons
• worked for Napoleon I Bonaparte

Images

The grave of Jean Lemarois at the Cimetière Montmartre, Paris.
Picture by Androom (20 Feb 2016)

 

The grave of Jean Lemarois at the Cimetière Montmartre, Paris.
Picture by Androom (20 Feb 2016)

 

Sources
Jean Le Marois — Wikipédia


Leménil, Louis

Published: 27 Oct 2019
Last update: 19 Apr 2022