ALORNA Pierre Almenda( Marquis)
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Alorna d'Almenda Pierre (1755-1813) ALORNA Piere d'Almenda - Marquis. A native of Portugal, the major general of the French Service. Adjutant in the Portuguese case the Spanish army who fought against France in the Pyrenees in November 1793, Mr.. Then commanded the Portuguese Legion. In 1799, Mr.. was promoted to brigadier general. Accused in 1806. in the plot, left the Portuguese court and went into the army. In 1807, Mr.. - Major-General. In the same year received from the French general Junot post inspector general and command of all the Portuguese troops in the province Bera, Traz los Montez and Estemadure, and then all the Portuguese forces. 1808g. in Spain, major general of the French army. 1810. Chief Portuguese legion in the army of General Massena. He and his legion played an important role during the capture of Almeida (27-28 August 1810). In July 1811 he served in France, and was in Bayonne. 1812. - Commander of the Portuguese mounted huntsmen in the case of Marshal Oudinot, which participated in the campaign against Russia. He was appointed commandant of Mogilev. He died during the retreat from Russia.