Dominique Martin Dupuy

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Dominique Martin Dupuy
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Born 1767
Toulouse, France
Died 21 October 1798 (aged 31)
Cairo, Egypt
Allegiance Royal Standard of the King of France.svg Kingdom of France
Flag of France 1790-1794.PNG Kingdom of the French
France French First Republic
Years of service 1789–98
Rank General of brigade
Battles/wars French Revolutionary Wars

Dominique Martin Dupuy (1767 – 21 October 1798) was a French revolutionary general of brigade.

The son of a baker from Toulouse, he engaged in the Régiment d'Artois before the French Revolution. In 1791, he was volunteer in the 1st battalion of the Haute-Garonne regiment, where he was soon elected junior lieutenant-colonel. He took part in the repression of royalist insurrections in Ardèche, then joined the Army of Italy, distinguishing himself at the battle of Lonato, where he commanded the 32nd Brigade. Military governor of Milan in 1797, he accompanied Napoleon Bonaparte in the expedition to Egypt, where he wrote, shortly after Pope Pius VI's death : "We are fooling Egyptians with our pretended interest for their religion; neither Bonaparte nor we believe in this religion more than we did in Pius the Defunct's one".[note 1] He was murdered during the Revolt of Cairo (1798). He had never ceased to correspond with the Jacobins from Toulouse.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Jacques Bainville, Napoleon I, p.94
  1. ^ “Nous trompons les Égyptiens par notre simili attachement à leur religion, à laquelle Bonaparte et nous ne croyons pas plus qu'à celle de Pie le défunt.”[1]