Anne François Augustin de La Bourdonnaye

Anne François Augustin de La Bourdonnaye (18 July 1745 – 6 October 1793) briefly commanded three armies during the early years of the War of the First Coalition. An aristocrat, he joined the French Royal Army as a cadet during the Seven Years' War and fought at Villinghausen. He rose through the ranks until he became a maréchal de camp (brigadier general) in 1788 and a lieutenant general in 1792. During the Valmy Campaign he was responsible for defending the northeast frontier. He led the short-lived Army of the Interior in September 1792 before taking charge of the Army of the Coasts for two and a half months in early 1793. He transferred to the Pyrenees front and became the interim commander of the Army of the Western Pyrenees in July 1793 before becoming ill and dying a few months later.

Anne François Augustin de La Bourdonnaye
Born18 July 1745 (1745-07-18)
Guérande, France
Died6 October 1793 (1793-10-07) (aged 48)
Dax, Landes, France
Allegiance Kingdom of France
France
Service/branchInfantry, Cavalry
Years of service 1761–1792
1792–1793
RankGeneral of Division
Commands heldArmy of the Interior
Army of the Coasts
Army of the Western Pyrenees
Battles/wars

References

    • Broughton, Tony (2006). "Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period: 1789-1814, Bicquilley to Butraud". The Napoleon Series. Retrieved 5 September 2015.
    • Clerget, Charles (1905). Tableaux des Armées Françaises pendant les Guerres de la Révolution. Paris: Librarie Militaire R. Chapelot et Cie. Retrieved 22 June 2015.
    • Some of the content of this article comes from the equivalent French-language Wikipedia article (retrieved September 5, 2015).
    Military offices
    Preceded by
    New organization
    Commander-in-chief of the Army of the Interior
    4–22 September 1792
    Succeeded by
    Disbanded
    Preceded by
    New organization
    Commander-in-chief of the Army of the Coasts
    31 January–14 April 1793
    Succeeded by
    Jean Baptiste Camille Canclaux
    Preceded by
    Joseph Marie Servan de Gerbey
    Interim Commander-in-chief of the Army of the Western Pyrenees
    5–10 July 1793
    Succeeded by
    Pierre Joseph du Chambge d'Elbecq


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