Jean-Louis Borel

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Jean-Louis Borel (3 April 1819, Fanjeaux – 20 February 1884, Versailles) was a French general, aide de camp, and politician.

He graduated from Saint-Cyr. He was aide de camp to MacMahon, in Algeria, the Crimean War. He was chief of staff to the National Guard. He was commander of the Army of the Loire.[1]


  1. ^ "Gen. Jean Louis Borel" (PDF). The New York Times. February 24, 1884. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Gaëtan de Rochebouët
Minister of War
13 December 1877 – 16 May 1878
Succeeded by
Henri François Xavier Gresley