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Yrieix-Pierre Daumesnil (1776-1832)

Baron of the Empire

Arms of Yrieix-Pierre Daumesnil (1776-1832)

Yrieix-Pierre Daumesnil was born on July 14, 1776 (or 1777) in Périgueux.

He served during the French Revolution as an officer, then during the Consulate and the Empire as a General.

He died of cholera on August 17, 1832 at Vincennes and was buried   in the city's cemetery.

A bronze statue   honors his memory downtown.

"General Daumesnil". Nineteenth Century engraving.

"General Daumesnil". Nineteenth Century engraving.

In 1976, the French Postal Service released a 1.00 Franc stamp bearing the image of General Daumesnil  .