Napoleon & Empire

Dominique-Jean Larrey (1766-1842)

Chief Surgeon to the French Army, Commander of the Légion d'Honneur, Baron of the Empire

Arms of Dominique-Jean Larrey (1766-1842)

Dominique-Jean Larrey was born on July 7, 1766 in Beaudéan, Bigorre, France.

This French surgeon in Napoleon's army was an important innovator in battlefield surgery.

He died on July 25, 1842 in Lyon.

He was buried in the Père Lachaise Cemetery (37th division) . In 1992 his remains were transferred  to the Governor's Crypt  of the Cathedral of Saint-Louis-des-Invalides.

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In 1964, the French Postal Service released a 0.25 Franc stamp bearing the image of Dominique-Jean Larrey .

Main portrait

"Baron Dominique-Jean Larrey, Chief Surgeon to the Grande Armée" by Anne-Louis Girodet-Trioson (Montargis 1767 - Paris 1824).

Other portraits

Dominique-Jean Larrey (1766-1842)
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"Baron Dominique-Jean Larrey". Nineteenth century French school.
Dominique-Jean Larrey (1766-1842)
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"Baron Dominique-Jean Larrey", by Jean-Baptiste Paulin-Guérin (Toulon 1783 - Paris 1855).
Dominique-Jean Larrey (1766-1842)
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"Baron Dominique-Jean Larrey". Etching by Victor Florence Pollet (Paris 1811 - Mayenne 1882).
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  • lundi 20 janvier 2014 à 22h28, by Lt.Colonel. M.D. Oscar Escalante (Mexico City, Mexico)

    Congratulations for this site. Very interesting. Could you tell me what is the meaning of the coat of arms of Baron Larrey? As a military surgeon I'm a great admirer of dr. Larrey. Thank you very much.
  • samedi 1 mars 2014 à 15h22

    Muy señor mio: La descripcion del escudo del Dr Larrey es la siguiente (en francès) : "Ecartelé : au I, d'or au dromadaire contourné d'azur, adextré d'un palmier de sinople, le tout soutenu d'une terrasse du même ; au II, du franc-quartier des Barons Officiers de Santé attachés aux Armées ; au III, d'azur à trois chevrons d'or ; au IV, coupé : au 1, d'argent, à la barre dentelée de gueules chargée d'une raie (poisson) du champ; au 2, d'or, à la pyramide alaisée de sable".
    Atentamente,
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