Chauvet, Félix-Joseph-Antoine-François

b. 19 November 1769, Mézel (Basses-Alpes)

d. 2 April 1796, Genoa

Had been a commissary with Carteaux at Toulon, so he had probably met Bonaparte there. The French Dictionary of National Biography only gives a little information for Chauvet, under the heading for his father, Pierre-Antoine, who was a notary and procureur-général in the Basses-Alpes, and a deputy under the Republic. It states that the son "gained a certain notoriety as the Chief Commissary with the Army of the Alps and the Army of Italy". It also gives his date of birth as 20 November 1769, but incredibly also gives the date of death as 1803. See Balteau, J. and others. Dictionnaire de biographie française, 1933-, vol. 8, p. 914.

"Son of a deputy in the Legislative Assembly in 1791 ... he was immediately appointed military commissary by Pache on 1 January 1793, and confirmed by Bouchotte on 6 April following. He was attached in that quality to the Army of the Alps, in Valence, to the army directed against the rebels of Lozère, and finally to the army of Carteaux before Toulon. He was appointed commissary, then chief commissary by the Representatives, Albitte, Gasparin, and Saliceti. With the Army of Italy on 13 June 1795. Died in Genoa of a fever in the Hotel Grand-Cerf [Grande Cervo?], in a room on the second floor giving onto the port." Bouvier, F. Bonaparte en Italie, 1796, 1899, p. 654 (from information in the War Archive in Paris.

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

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