Bartholemy, Pierre Mathias Joseph

b. 27 September 1771, Malmédy, Spanish Netherlands (Belgium)

d. 7 February 1832, Vienna

Joined IR Alvinczy, no. 19, as an ensign in 1789. Promoted second lieutenant in 1795, lieutenant in 1797. Three years later became a Capitänlieutenant in the regiment. During this time he served with the regiment in Italy. In 1805 he served in the Tyrol, and on 8 May 1809 he took part in the battle on the Piave. For the latter, he was made a Knight of the Order of Maria Theresa. In 1811 he was given a barony, and in 1813 reached the rank of major in his regiment. He was captured at the battle of Leipzig. He became colonel and commander of his regiment in 1824, and retired in 1830. Source: Wurzbach, C., von. Biographisches Lexikon des Kaiserthums Oesterreich, 1856-91, vol I, p. 168.

No biography in Bouvier, F. Bonaparte en Italie, 1796, 1899.

NB: I am grateful to Alain Barthélemy for providing extra information, taken from La Famille Bartholemy à Malmédy, Maurice Lang, Folklore Stavelot-Malmédy-Saint-Vith, Tome XXIX, p.159, 1965 (no more published). This provides a full set of forenames (Wurzbach gives a Germanised version of the name -- Peter von Bartholemy) and a precise date of birth, or perhaps of baptism.

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