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Géraud Christophe Michel DUROC

French Géraud Christophe Michel DUROC

born Géraud Hubert Christophe DE MICHEL DU ROC

French general noted for his association with Napoleon

Source :  CEGAMA

Born: on October 25, 1772 in Pont-à-Mousson, France
Died: on May 23, 1813 in Mackersdorff, Germany


Duroc, born at Pont-à-Mousson (Meurthe-et-Moselle), the son of an officer, was educated at the military schools of his native town and of Châlons.

He was gazetted second lieutenant, (artillery) in the 4th regiment in 1793, and advanced steadily in the service. Captain Duroc became aide-de-camp to Napoleon in 1796, and distinguished himself at Isonzo, Brenta and Gradisca in the Italian campaigns of 1796-1797.

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