Jacques-Antoine de Chambarlhac de Laubespin

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Jacques-Antoine de Chambarlhac de Laubespin
Born (1754-08-02)2 August 1754
Les Estables, France
Died 23 February 1826(1826-02-23) (aged 71)
Paris, France
Buried at Ablon-sur-Seine, France
Allegiance France French First Republic,
France First French Empire
Service/branch Infantry
Years of service 1770-1815
Rank General of Division
Awards Légion d'honneur (Commander)
Order of Saint Louis (Knight)
Baron of the Empire
Other work Mayor of Ablon-sur-Seine

Jean Jacques-Antoine Vital François de Chambarlhac (2 August 1754 – 23 February 1826) was a French infantry commander during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars.


Before the French Revolution[edit]

On May 1, 1769 at age 15, he took part in the régiment d'Auvergne, on March 26, 1770, he became sub-lieutenant, four years later he abandoned the service on January 1 and returned in 1791.

French Revolutionary Wars[edit]

He commanded the 1st Volunteer Battalion of Haute-Loire on June 21, 1792. He participated with the armée des Alpes in 1792 commanded by Kellermann. On Prairial, year II (1795), he was chief of the 117th semi-brigade of the first formation. Later on 26 ventose, year IV, he was the brigadier chief of the 75th semi-brigade of the second formation.

In year IV, as colonel, he fought with General Bonaparte in 1796-97. He fought in battle of Arcole in Italy, he later participated in the Siege of Kehl and returned to Italy in 1799 in the battle of Verona and served with Schérer.

French Consulate[edit]

During the Consular Government, he visited to Vendée against the Chouans. On a latter addressed to the first Consul on 8 pluviôse, Lefebvre comannded as leader of the 15th and 17th military divisions.

He took part in the Battle of Marengo with the corps of General Victor. On year X (1800-1801), he was commander of the Fortress of Mayence and later the 13th military division. On year XII (1802), the first consul nominated on 19 frimaire a member of the Legion of Honour and on 25 prarial, commander of the Order and elector of the Haute-Loire department.

First French Empire[edit]

He was created Baron of the Empire on August 30, 1811. In early 1813, he was commander at Brussels, the general formed a special corps for all the armies, and rejoin the army in Saxony It would signal with additional occasions. After the Fall of Paris, in 1814 he was submitted to the French Provisional Government of 1814 and Louis XVIII nominated him the Knight of the Order of Saint Louis on August 21, 1814 and mayor of the village of Ablon (now known as Ablon-sur-Seine).

After the second Bourbon Restoration, he no longer continued with the public functions. He died in Paris on 3 February 1826.




  • A. Lievyns, Jean Maurice Verdot, Pierre Bégat, Fastes de la Légion d'honneur : biographie de tous les décorés accompagnée de l'histoire législative et réglementaire de l'ordre, Volume 3, Bureau de l'administration, 1844 (online book)

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