Jean Auguste Berthaut

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Jean Auguste Berthaut (29 March 1817, Genlis, Côte-d'Or – 24 December 1881, Paris) was a French general and French politician.

He graduated from Saint Cyr in 1837. He was promoted Brigadier general July 1870.

He commanded the National Guard in Paris in 1870. He fought at the Battle of Le Bourget, Champagny, and Battle of Buzenval. He was appointed Minister of War, in the government of Jules Dufaure. He was appointed commander of the eighteenth army corps. He was a grand ofiicer of the Legion of Honor.[1][2]


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  2. Thompson Cooper (1879). Men of the time: a dictionary of contemporaries, containing biographical notices of eminent characters of both sexes. G. Routledge.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
Political offices
Preceded by
Ernest Courtot de Cissey
Minister of War
15 August 1876 – 23 November 1877
Succeeded by
Gaétan de Grimaudet de Rochebouët