Aubernon, Philippe

b. 7 January 1757, Antibes

d. 4 July 1832, Paris

In 1780 became an officer in the service of Genoa, and rose to be a major of infantry. He then returned to his native town, and was elected captain in the National Guard in 1789. He resigned in February 1791, and on 10 October 1792 was appointed commissary with the Army of the Maritime Alps, under Anselme, at the time of the invasion of Nice. Continued to serve in the area, and followed the army under Bonaparte during the 1796-7 campaign until the Peace of Campo Formio. Was also a commissary at the siege of Genoa in 1800, under Massena. He was decorated on 26 March 1804, and during the campaigns of 1805-7 he was commissary of the 2nd Army Corps. He then served with the Army of Dalmatia. In January 1810 he was transferred to the Army of Illyria. He remained there until the end of the Empire. Sources: Balteau, J. and others. Dictionnaire de biographie française, 1933-, vol. 4, p. 4; Michaud. Biographie universelle ancienne et moderne, 1843-?, vol. 2, p. 374.

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