Today in History - On This Day - March 28th. 1737 - François-Henri de Franquetot de Coigny

March 28th. 1737 marks the birth of Francois-Henri de Franquetot de Coigny.
This took place in Paris, France.



Family

He was the son of Jean Marquis de Coigny and the grandson of a Marshal of
France: François de Franquetot de Coigny.

Love & Marriage

According to some sources Francois-Henri de Franquetot de Coigny was
married. His wife was Marie Jeanne de Bonnevie. They would have 2
children

Career

Already at the age of fifteen, François-Henri de Franquetot de Coigny entered
the Musketeers. He served the first time during the Seven Year's War as a
cavalry general and he took part in the conquest of Hanover.

In 1771 François-Henri de Franquetot de Coigny was promoted as Colonel-
General of the Dragoons.

In 1772 he was appointed as governor of Cambrai.

In 1789 the revolution broke out and François-Henri de Franquetot de Coigny
decided to emigrate. Later he entered the Portuguese army.

After the abdication of Emperor Napoléon I he finally returned to France. There
Louis XVIII made him a peer of France and Governor of Les Invalides.

In 1816 François-Henri de Franquetot de Coigny became Marshal of France,
like his grandfather.

Death

Francçois-Henri de Franquetot de Coigny died on May 19th. 1821 in
Paris, France.

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