Augereau, Jean-Pierre

b. 28 September 1772, Paris

d. 25 September 1836, Paris

Brother of the marshal. Became a volunteer with the 8th battalion of Paris on 6 September 1792. Elected second lieutenant on 24 December the same year. He served with the Army of the North in 1792 and 1793, and then transferred to the 23rd Chasseurs à Cheval in the Army of the Eastern Pyrenees. He went to Italy with his brother, whom he served as ADC during the 1796-7 campaign, and was promoted captain on 20 ventôse Year V. He then served General Brune as ADC in the Army of Helvetia, then the Army of Holland. He was promoted chef de brigade at the beginning of Year VIII, and returned to his role as ADC to his brother. He was made general of brigade on 8 May 1804 and was attached to VII Corps of the Grande Armée, accompanying it to the Army of Spain in 1808. On 30 June 1809 he transferred to the army corps of Catalonia. He was created a baron of the Empire on 13 August 1811. On 13 May 1812 he was given command of a brigade in the 1st division of the Grande Armée, and was captured with his men on 10 November on the road to Jelnia. He was suspended from duty, but during the Hundred Days, Napoleon employed him again as a brigade commander with the Corps of Observation of the Var. Having been made an honorary lieutenant-general on 27 January 1815, he was given that rank permanently on 1 July 1815, and retired on 1 December 1824. He died unmarried. Source: Balteau, J. and others. Dictionnaire de biographie française, 1933-, vol IV, p. 525. Bouvier notes that his sister lived with a certain General Commes. Bouvier, F. Bonaparte en Italie, 1796, 1899, p. 648.

Not listed in Michaud. Biographie universelle ancienne et moderne, 1843-?.

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