Caron, Pierre Louis Auguste, baron

GENERAL (FRANCE)
BORN 25 Jun 1774, Brunehamel, Picardie - DIED 9 May 1832, Paris
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Père Lachaise, Rue du Repos 16 (division 29, ligne 01, R, 33)

Pierre Canon served in the army at Moselle and in Italy. He joined an expedition to Saint-Domingue and after his return he received the Légion d'honneur. He served in Prussia in 1806 and in Poland in 1807. In 1809 he served in Spain and in 1810 he was at Bayonne. In 1812 he was promoted to colonel and he served in the 6th Corps of the Grande Armée. He was active in the campaigns in Russia (1812) and Saxony (1813) and he was wounded at the Battle of Lützen in May 1813. At the end of 1813 Napoleon granted him the tile of Vaton de l'Empire. In 1814 he saw action in France.

He became a Commander of the Legion of Honor on 17 January 1815 and after the restoration he continued to be engaged, in 1817 at Rochefort and in 1818 at Versailles. When he retired in 1822 he was given the rank of maréchal-de-camp. He died in 1832 in Paris.

Images

The grave of Pierre Louis Auguste Caron at Père Lachaise, Paris.
Picture by Androom (02 Nov 2018)

 

Sources
Pierre-Louis-Auguste Caron — Wikipédia


Carpenter, Mary

Published: 04 Oct 2020
Last update: 04 Oct 2020