Officer of the Légion d'honneur
Charles Angélique François Huchet de la Bedoyere was born in Paris on April 17, 1786.
When Napoleon returned from Elba, La Bedoyere was sent to stop the progress of the "usurper" but he fitted with his troops under the flag of the Emperor.
During the Hundred Days, he was appointed General, Peer of France and aide-de-camp to the Emperor. He fought at Ligny, Quatre Bras and finally Waterloo.
At the second restoration, he had to leave Paris but returned to bid farewell to his wife and son. He was arrested on August 2nd, 1815, brought before a court-martial on August 14th and sentenced to death.
He was shot on August 19, commanding himself the fire squad.
"Charles Angélique François Huchet de La Bédoyère". XIXth century miniature.
Charles de La Bédoyère rests for eternity in Père-Lachaise Cemetery, 16th division .
"Charles Angélique François Huchet de La Bédoyère", by Robert Lefèvre (Bayeux 1755 - Paris 1830).