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Origin and History
The regiment was raised on 25 July 1702 by Anne Bretagne, Marquis de Lannion.
During the War of the Spanish Succession, the regiment was commanded by
- from 23 July 1702: Anne Bretagne, Marquis de Lannion (received the colonelcy of Saintonge Infanterie on 10 February 1705, promoted to brigadier on 29 March 1710, to maréchal de camp on 1 February 1719, to lieutenant-general on 1 August 1734)
- from 14 January 1705 to 31 December 1713: Jean-Baptiste-Pierre-Joseph, Chevalier de Lannion (promoted to brigadier on 1 February 1719, to maréchal de camp on 1 August 1734)
The regiment was disbanded on 31 December 1713 and its soldiers incorporated in Poitou Infanterie.
Service during the War
The regiment served during the entire war on the coasts of Bretagne.
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. 301
Jean-Louis Vial for the information on the military careers of the colonels of the regiment.