General Louis Dubouquet


General who served under Dumouriez in 1792 and served as interim commander of the Army of the Pyrenees in 1793



Born: April 17, 1740

Place of Birth: Cucuron, Vaucluse, France

Died: January 25, 1814

Place of Death: Cucuron, France

Arc de Triomphe: DUBOUQUET on the west pillar




Commissioned as a sous-lieutenant in the regiment of Auvergne in September of 1755, Louis Dubouquet was promoted to lieutenant just two months later and then he was promoted to capitaine in 1760. In 1781 he was named a Knight of Saint Louis and in 1789 he was promoted to lieutenant colonel. In October of 1791 Dubouquet was named colonel of the 29th Infantry and the next year he joined the Army of the Center. In August of 1792 General Dumouriez promoted Dubouquet to maréchal de camp. Dubouquet went on to defend the defile of Chesne Populeux, serve at Châlons, and serve in Chasot's division. In October he was promoted to lieutenant general and sent to the Army of the Pyrenees. Next Dubouquet took command at Toulouse and then from mid February to early April he served as interim commander of the Army of the Pyrenees while General Servan was absent. Afterwards he was named commander of the right wing of the Army of the Pyrenees. When the Army of the Pyrenees was reorganized in late April, Dubouquet was initially named commander of the Army of the Eastern Pyrenees but instead he then served with the Army of the Western Pyrenees under Servan. In June Dubouquet was named commander of the division of Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port and in July he was victorious at the combat of Ispeguy. That October he was suspended from duty and he finally retired in 1795.


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Updated October 2019

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