Count of the French Empire
Born on January 12, 1767 in Montpellier, Languedoc, Pierre Daru was a cousin of famous novelist Henri Beyle, a.k.a. Stendhal.
Daru became Secretary of state from 1811 to 1813, then Minister of War Administration from 1813 to 1814.
"Pierre-Antoine-Noël Bruno, Count Daru", by Antoine-Jean Gros (Paris 1771 - Meudon 1835).
"Pierre-Antoine-Noël Daru, Count of the Empire". Nineteenth century drawing.