Jean-Baptiste Solignac

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Jean-Baptiste Solignac (15 March 1773 in Millau – 11 November 1850 in Montpellier) was a French general, and the brother-in-law of Marshal Jean-Baptiste Jourdan. He took part in the French Revolutionary, Napoleonic, and Portuguese Civil War as a Miguelist commander.

Career[edit]

On 28 September 1791, he was a soldier in the Vermandois regiment (which later became the 61st infantry regiment). He became a lieutenant then a captain in August and November 1792, in the 2nd Pyrénées-Orientales battalion, formed at Montpellier. He fought in the early campaigns of the French Revolutionary War in the armée des Pyrénées orientales.

Sources[edit]

  • "Jean-Baptiste Solignac", in Charles Mullié, Biographie des célébrités militaires des armées de terre et de mer de 1789 à 1850, 1852