Boyer, Pierre François Xavier

BORN 7 Sep 1772, Belfort, Territoire de Belfort - DIED 11 Jul 1851, Lardy, Essone
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Père Lachaise, Rue du Repos 16 (division 36, avenue des Acacias, ligne 1)

Pierre François Savier Boyer joined the French army as a volunteer in 1792. He saw action during the Italian campaign of 1796 and the Egyptian campaign of 1798. In 1801 he was promoted to Brigade General and he joined the expedition to Santa Domingo in 1802. On hi way back to France he was captured by the British. He was exchanged for other prisoners and he fought at Jena (1806), Friedland (1807) and Wagram (1809). In 1812 he was in charge of a dragoon division in Spain in 1812 and 1813 and earned the nickname 'Pedro the brutal'. In 1813 he led an infantry division at the Battle of Nivelle. In 1814 his division fought near Paris and he was promoted to general of division.

During the 100 days he supported Napoleon and after Napoleon's second defeat he fled to Germany where he stayed for a while. In 1824 he retired and he took part in the training of the army of Egypt. After the July Revolution 1830 he was called back to active service and he participated in the French conquest of Algeria until 1833. In 1839 he retired once more and he lived until 1851.

Related persons
• is brother/sister of Boyer, Jean Baptiste Nicolas Henri


The grave of Jean Baptiste Nicolas Henry Boyer and Pierre François Xavier Boyer at Père Lachaise, Paris.
Picture by Androom (02 Nov 2019)


Pierre François Xavier Boyer - Wikipedia

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Published: 28 Feb 2022
Last update: 28 Feb 2022