Charles de Lorencez
Charles de Lorencez
Charles Ferdinand Latrille, Comte de Lorencez was a French Army general under Emperor Maximilian of Mexico during the 19th century. He was a relative of the Empress Charlotte, who was the only daughter of King Leopold I, King of the Belgians and wife of Emperor Maximilian. Lorencez was born in Paris to a noble family. He studied at the military academy of Saint-Cyr from 1830 to 1832, graduating as a third lieutenant.
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  • 1892
    Age 77
    Died on July 16, 1892.
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  • 1870
    Age 55
    He later fought during the Franco-Prussian War in 1870.
    More Details Hide Details His contraction of yellow fever in Mexico compelled him to retire from active service two years later. He was survived by his wife the Comtesse Emilia Alvarez de Perez and his daughter the Comtesse Emilia Latrille de Lorencez.
  • 1862
    Age 47
    Latrille de Lorencez left Veracruz on 17 December 1862.
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    Latrille de Lorencez then served in the French intervention in Mexico. Most notably, he fought at the Battle of Puebla, on 5 May 1862, where the French troops under his command were defeated by Mexican troops led by General Ignacio Zaragoza.
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  • 1855
    Age 40
    In 1855, at the Battle of Malakoff during the Crimean War, he won a commission to major general.
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  • 1852
    Age 37
    He served first in Algeria, where he was promoted to the rank of colonel in 1852.
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  • 1814
    Born on May 23, 1814.
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