Leclerc des Essarts, Louis Nicolas Marin

BORN 25 Apr 1770, Pontoise, Val-d'Oise - DIED 18 May 1820, Paris
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Père Lachaise, Rue du Repos 16 (division 39 (grave restored in 1999))

Louis Nicolas Marin Leclerc des Essarts was th brother of Victor Emanuel Leclerc who married Pauline Bonaparte. He entered the army as a volunteer in 1792 and became aide-de-camp to general Geroges Saboureaux. In 1794 he became assistant to his brother and he fought at Fleurus on 26 June 1794. He served in the Army of the Rhine and saw action in Moesskirch and Biberach in 1799. In 1800 he was aide-de-camp to his brother and he was prooted to battalion commander in 1802.

He served in Austria, Prussia and Poland and fought at Austerlitz and Eylau, were three horses were killed under him. In 1808 he was promoted to brigadier general. In 1809 at Wagram he was seriously wounded. In the same year he was made a Baron of the Empire and he received the Légion d’honneur. On 16 October 1809 he married Alexandrine Suzanne Daumy (d.1862), the widow of general Jean Joseph Ange, Count d'Hautpoul. They had no children.

In Russia a cannonball struck him in the heel. He took part in the siege of Hamburg in 1814 and after Napoleon's abdication he returned to France. In May 1815 he was promoted to lieutenant-general. He died in 1820 in Paris.


The grave of Louis Nicolas Marin Leclerc des Essarts at Père Lachaise, Paris.
Picture by Androom (02 Nov 2019)


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Published: 13 Jun 2021
Last update: 13 Jun 2021