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Guillaume Marie-Anne Brune (1763-1815)

Count of the Empire

Guillaume Brune was born on March 13 (or May 13), 1763 in Brive-la-Gaillarde, Limousin, France. He was the son of a lawyer.

He became General during the French Revolution, then Marshal of the First French Empire.

He was assassinated by royalists on August 2nd, 1815 in Avignon.

He was laid to rest  in the cemetery of Saint-Just-Sauvage (Marne), a little town where he owned a castle .

Main portrait

"Marshal Brune", by Marie Guilhelmine Benoist (Paris 1768 - Paris 1826).

Other portraits

Guillaume Marie-Anne Brune (1763-1815)
"Marshal Brune", nineteenth century engraving.
Guillaume Marie-Anne Brune (1763-1815)
"Guillaume Marie-Anne Brune", by Auguste Vinchon (Paris 1789 - Ems, Nassau 1855).
Guillaume Marie-Anne Brune (1763-1815)
"Marshal Brune". Engraving by Adolphe Forestier (Paris 1801 - Paris 1885).
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