7th Hussar Regiment (France)

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7th Hussar Regiment
7e régiment de hussards-drapeau.svg
Flag of the 7e Régiment de Hussards
Active 1792 - 1815
1840 - 1928
1956 - 1959
Country France
Branch French Army
Type Cavalry
Size Regiment

The 7th Hussar Regiment (7e Régiment de Hussards) was a regiment of hussars in the French Army.

The Revolutionary Wars[edit]

First established as the 8th Hussar Regiment on 23 November 1792, it entered the French Revolutionary Army as the hussards de Lamothe. The unit was promoted to 7th Hussar Regiment on 4 June 1793 following the defection of the 4th Hussar Regiment to the counter revolutionary Armée des Émigrés.

The Napoleonic Wars[edit]

In 1814 it was renamed the régiment de hussards d'Orléans and on the Bourbon Restoration it took the name Colonel-général des hussards, briefly reverting to 7th Hussar Regiment during the Hundred Days before being disbanded in November 1815. The 7th Hussars had several notable commanders including Pierre David de Colbert-Chabanais and Jean Baptiste Antoine Marcellin de Marbot (during the Hundred Days). Hercule Corbineau (1780–1823), and future cavalry generals Louis Bro (1781–1844) and Antoine Fortuné Brack (1807–1813) also served with the regiment.

The 19th Century[edit]

In 1840 the cavalry unit was re-formed as the 7th Hussar Regiment out of elements of the 4th, 5th, 6th and 12th Mounted Chasseur Regiments and of the 5th Hussar Regiment.

It was finally disbanded in 1928.

The Algerian War[edit]

It was briefly re-formed as the 7th Hussar Regiment for the Algerian War between 1956 and 1959.

Commanders[edit]

A Hussar of the 7e régiment de hussards during the late Napoleonic era.
  • 1792 : Colonel Lamothe
  • 1794 : Chef de Brigade Van Marisy
  • 1797 : chef de Brigade Champeaux
  • 1803 : Colonel Rapp
  • 1803 : Colonel Marx
  • 1807 : Colonel Colbert-Chabanais
  • 1809 : Colonel Domon
  • 1809 : Colonel de Custines
  • 1810 : Colonel Eulner
  • 1814 : Colonel de Marbot
  • 1840 : Colonel de Grouchy
  • 1847 : Colonel Grenier
  • 1857 : Colonel Fénis de Lacombe
  • 1865 : Colonel Chaussée
  • 1872 : Colonel prince de Bauffremont
  • 1876 : Colonel Des Roys
  • 1876 : Colonel Durdilly
  • 1878 : Colonel Bruneau
  • 1884 : Colonel Massiet
  • 1891 : Colonel Mulotte
  • 1894 : Colonel de Vergennes
  • 1896 : Colonel Buffet
  • 1914 : Colonel Lesieur-Desbrières
  • November 1, 1914 : Colonel Simon
  • October 12, 1915 - March 27, 1917: Colonel Jouinot-Gambetta
  • 1917 : Colonel Langlois
  • 1918 : Colonel Clorus