| Share
 

Louis Auguste Bourmont, comte de Ghaisnes de

Bourmont, Louis Auguste, comte de Ghaisnes de (lwē ôgüstˈ kôNt də gân də bōrmôNˈ) [key], 1773–1846, marshal of France. An émigré, he fought against the French Revolution under the prince de Condé, in the Vendée, and as a leader of the Chouans. Imprisoned in 1800, he escaped (1804) to Portugal, but in 1807 he was reconciled to Napoleon, whom he served in several campaigns. In the Hundred Days he deserted to the Prussians on the eve of Waterloo and joined the Bourbon standard. King Charles X made him minister of war (1829) and marshal (1830). He was successfully leading an army to Algeria when the revolution of 1830 made him an exile. In 1832 he aided Caroline de Berry in her feeble insurrection; in 1840 he returned to France under an amnesty.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

See more Encyclopedia articles on: French History: Biographies


Premium Partner Content
HighBeam Research
Documents Images and Maps Reference
(from Newspapers, Magazines, Journals, Newswires, Transcripts and Books)

Research our extensive archive of more than 80 million articles from 6,500 publications.

Additional search results provided by HighBeam Research, LLC. © Copyright 2005. All rights reserved.

24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring