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General of Division Jean-Pierre Maransin.

Jean-Pierre Maransin (20 March 1770 in Lourdes – 15 May 1828 in Paris) was a Général de Division of the First French Empire who saw action during the Peninsular War. He was made Colonel of the 1st Legion du Midi on 27 January 1807 and promoted to Général de Brigade on 8 November 1808. He fought at the Battle of Albuera on 16 May 1811. Maransin's final promotion to the rank of Général de Division occurred on 20 May 1813, and he was named Commander of the Légion d’Honneur on 15 December 1814.

CareerEdit

Maransin participated in Andoche Junot's invasion of Portugal and was stationed in the southern province of Algarve when the revolt against French occupation broke out. When his bedridden commanding officer Antoine Maurin was captured by the Portuguese, Maransin gathered up the troops in the province. These 1,200 men included the Legion du Midi and one battalion of the 26th Line Infantry Regiment. He successfully withdrew to Lisbon via Mértola and Beja.[1]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Oman (2010), 212

ReferencesEdit

  • Broughton, Tony (2007). "Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789 – 1814: MacDonald – Mayer". The Napoleon Series. Retrieved 13 December 2007.
  • Oman, Charles (2010). A History of the Peninsular War Volume I. La Vergne, Tenn.: Kessinger Publishing. ISBN 1432636820.