Marshal General of France

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The title Marshal General of France or more exactly "Marshal General of the King's camps and armies" (maréchal général des camps et armées du roi) was given to signify that the recipient had authority over all the French armies in the days when a Marshal usually governed only one army. This dignity was bestowed only on Marshals of France, usually when the dignity of Constable of France was unavailable or, after 1626, suppressed.

List of incumbents[edit]

There have only been six in the history of France:

Five in the pre-revolutionary kingdom:

Only one under the House of Orléans' sole, constitutional king Louis-Philippe of France: