Andréossy, Antoine-François

b. 6 March 1761, Castelnaudary (Aude)

d. 10 September 1828, Montauban

Andréossy attended the artillery school at Metz. "Lieutenant in the artillery in 1781, promoted captain in 1788, chef de bataillon in 1795, colonel on 6 December 1796, general of brigade on 16 April 1798, and general of division on 6 January 1800. Director of artillery and engineers at the Ministry of War in 1801, ambassador to London in 1802, to Vienna in 1806, governor of Vienna in 1809, councillor of state in 1810, ambassador to Constantinople in 1812. He was made a peer of France on 2 June 1815. Deputy for the Aude in 1827." Bouvier, F. Bonaparte en Italie, 1796, 1899, p. 647. He headed the bridging service in Italy in 1796-7. Made a count under the Empire.

See also Michaud. Biographie universelle ancienne et moderne, 1843-?, vol. 1, pp. 666-8. (This adopts the non-standard spelling "Andréossi".) See also Balteau, J. and others. Dictionnaire de biographie française, 1933-, vol. 1, pp. 974-6.

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