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Jacques Gervais, baron Subervie

Portrait of General Subervie, early 19th century

Jacques Gervais, baron Subervie (September 1, 1776, Lectoure, Gers – March 10, 1856, age 79) was a French general and politician.

Under Napoleon I

Subervie served as a French commander during the Napoleonic Wars, during which he mainly commanded cavalry troops. He commanded the 10th Chasseur Regiment in the Battle of Talavera in 1809. Subervie was made a général de brigade in 1811 and a général de division in early April 1814, a promotion which was annulled a couple of days later.

During the Lobau's VI Infantry Corps to hold the French right flank while the emperor faced Wellington. In this capacity he was involved in fighting the Prussians around Plancenoit.

He was laid off at the Bourbon Restoration and retired in 1825.

Later life

Elected in 1834, he was continually reelected until 1848, except between 1839 and 1842, and was part of the liberal opposition. For elections to the Constituent Assembly, he was elected as a Republican by the department of Eure-et-Loir and was reelected to the Legislature.

Subervie served as Inspector-General of cavalry in

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