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Armand Lebrun de La Houssaye
Armand Lebrun de La Houssaye
Born 20 October 1768 (1768-10-20)
Died 19 June 1848 (1848-06-20) (aged 79)
Place of birth Paris, France
Place of death Paris, France
Allegiance France France
Service/branch Cavalry
Years of service 1791–1833
Rank General of Division
Awards Légion d'Honneur, CC, 1804
Other work Baron of the Empire, 1808

Armand Lebrun de la Houssaye (20 October 1768–19 June 1848) led a cavalry division during the First French Empire of Napoleon. He joined the army of the First French Republic in 1791 and fought at Kaiserslautern in 1793. He was appointed to lead a hussar regiment the following year. Promoted to general officer in 1804, he led a heavy cavalry brigade at Austerlitz, Eylau, and Heilsberg and a division at Friedland. Transferred to Spain, he commanded a dragoon division under Marshal Nicolas Soult at Corunna, Braga, First and Second Porto, and Arzobispo in 1809. In 1812 he led a cavalry division in the III Cavalry Corps during the French invasion of Russia where he was badly wounded at Borodino. While recovering in the hospital, he was captured by the Russians and held until the peace in 1814. Lahoussaye is one of the names inscribed under the Arc de Triomphe on Column 6.


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