Ettore Perrone di San Martino
|Ettore Perrone conte di San Martino|
|Born||12 January 1789
|Died||29 March 1849
|Occupation||Soldier and politician|
|Spouse(s)||Jenny de Fay de La Tour-Maubourg|
|Children||Luisa Perrone di San Martino|
|Parents||Carlo Giuseppe Perrone di San Martino
Ettore Perrone conte di San Martino (Turin, January 12, 1789 – March 29, 1849) was an Italian politician and military leader.
French Military Service
He enlisted as a volunteer soldier, in the infantry in 1806, in the "Legion du Midi". He graduated from Saint-Cyr in 1806, and left the following year as second lieutenant of infantry, participating in the campaigns of 1807 and 1809. He was wounded at Battle of Wagram, earning the Legion of Honor. From 1810 to 1811, he was in Spain as a lieutenant in the Young Guard. On June 24, 1811 he joined the Grenadiers of the Old Guard. Although injured, he left for the Russian campaign using crutches. Promoted to Captain of Infantry, he fought at Lützen and Bautzen in May 1813 and was wounded with the bayonet, three times at the Battle of Montmirail. On March 15, 1814, Napoleon appointed him commander of the 24th Infantry Battalion of the line. During the Hundred Days, he was appointed Adjutant to General Gérard.
He was arrested on March 3, 1821 at the border, returning from Paris. He was involved in the Piedmont insurrection of 1821, was condemned to death but fled to France, where he joined the army and reached the rank of General. On February 2, 1833, during his exile in France, he married Jenny de Fay de La Tour-Maubourg, the granddaughter of the Marquis de La Fayette. Henry Clay attended the wedding.
Italian Military Service
In 1848 he was invited by the provisional government of Milan to join the Army of Lombardy. He became prime minister of the Kingdom of Sardinia from 11 October to 16 December 1848. He declined to send representatives to Giuseppe Montanelli's proposed Italian assembly.
Jenny and comte Hector Perrone di San-Martino had two sons, Paolo Luigi, comte Perrone di San Martino (1834–1897), and Roberto Perrone di San Martino (1836–1900), and a daughter, Louise Perrone Di San Martino (1 October 1838 - 14 November 1880), who married the comte Félix Rignon (1829–1914). Louise and Félix Rignon had two children, Édouard Rignon (1861–1932), and Maria Rignon (1858–1950).
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- Classement de nos "cousins" Saint-Cyriens
- The Pietmontese Revolution
- Henry Clay, James F. Hopkins, Mary W. M. Hargreaves, Robert Seager, The papers of Henry Clay, p. 311
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- Family Sheet, e-familytree.net
- Royal-Mimich : Queen Paola, descendant of Marquis and Marquise de La Fayette, née Noailles (+ other genealogical connections)
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