Origin and History
The regiment was created on 26 September 1684 with one battalion of La Marine Infanterie and took the name of Luxembourg. Indeed, expecting a Coalition to soon form against France, Louis XIV raised 30 new regiments from 1 to 30 September for the defence of the various places of the realm. By raising one regiment a day, he avoided any problem of precedence among these new regiments. The regiment was given to N. de Brancas, Duc de Villars.
The new regiment remained in garrison in Luxembourg until 1694.
In 1694 and 1695, during the Nine Years' War (1688-97), the regiment campaigned on the Rhine. In 1696, it campaigned on the Meuse; and in 1697, in Flanders where it took part in the siege of Ath.
During the War of the Spanish Succession, the regiment was commanded by:
- from 14 July 1698 to 15 March 1718: Bernard de Joisel de Mony
On 10 February 1749, the regiment was disbanded. Its grenadiers were incorporated in the Grenadiers the France and its other companies in Vastan Infanterie.
Service during the War
In 1701, the regiment was allocated to the Army of Flanders.
In 1702, the regiment was at the combat of Nijmegen.
From 1703 to 1705, the regiment was attached to the Army of the Moselle.
In 1706, the regiment was transferred to the Army of the Rhine.
In 1707, the regiment was transferred to the Army of Flanders.
In 1708, the regiment took part in the expedition in Scotland. On 11 July, after its return in Flanders, it was at the Battle of Oudenarde.
On 11 September 1709, the regiment took part in the Battle of Malplaquet.
In 1711, the regiment took part in the combat of Arleux.
In 1712, the regiment took part in the Siege of Douai and in the recapture of Le Quesnoy and Bouchain.
In 1713, the regiment took part in the sieges and capture of Landau and Freiburg.
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, pp. 242-243