Fourquevaux Infanterie

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Origin and History

The regiment was raised on 8 June 1702 (more probably 8 January 1702) by Jean-Baptiste de Pavie, Baron de Fourquevaux.

During the War of the Spanish Succession, the regiment was commanded by

  • from 8 June 1702: Jean-Baptiste de Pavie, Baron de Fourquevaux
  • from 17 October 1703 to 23 May 1706: Louis-François du Bouchet, Comte de Sourches

In 1706, the regiment was virtually annihilated in the Battle of Ramillies and never re-raised.

Service during the War

In 1702, the regiment joined the Army of the Rhine.

In 1703, the regiment was transferred to the Army of Bavaria.

In 1705, the regiment was transferred to Flanders.

On 23 May 1706, the regiment took part in the Battle of Ramillies, where it was virtually annihilated. The Comte de Sourches, who had been wounded, managed to retire with only 6 men...

The regiment was not re-raised.


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This article incorporates texts from the following books, which are now in the public domain:

  • Susane, Louis: Histoire de l'ancienne infanterie française, J. Corréard, Paris, 1849-1856, Tome 8, p. 292