Louis Joseph Lahure
|Born||29 November 1767|
Mons, Austrian Netherlands
|Died||24 October 1853 (aged 85)|
|Years of service||1787–1853|
Louis Joseph Lahure was born on 29 November 1767 in Mons in the Austrian Netherlands. He was the son of Nicolas Lahure and Marie-Thérèse du Buisson. He had a brother, Germain Lahure. He studied at the Old University of Leuven.
Lahure served in the Brabant Revolution in 1787. He moved to Lille in France in 1790. He served in the Army of the North under General Nicolas Luckner. He served in the Army of Sambre-et-Meuse.
He became a general. Occupying Holland in January 1795, the French continental army learned that the Dutch navy had been frozen into the ice near Texel Island. Lahure and 128 men simply rode up to it and demanded surrender. No shots were fired and the Dutch fleet was captured.
He died on 24 October 1853.
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- Jules Gheude, Lettre à un ami français: De la disparition de la Belgique, Paris: Mon Petit Éditeur, 2013, p. 19 
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