Patrice de MacMahon

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Count – The Duke of Magenta

Patrice de MacMahon

Official Portrait of Marshal de MacMahon, President of the Republic
President of France
In office
24 May 1873 – 30 January 1879
Prime MinisterAlbert de Broglie
Ernest Courtot de Cissey
Louis Buffet
Jules Armand Dufaure
Jules Simon
Albert de Broglie
Gaëtan de Rochebouët
Jules Armand Dufaure
Preceded byAdolphe Thiers
Succeeded byJules Grévy
Governor General of Algiers
In office
1 September 1864 – 27 July 1870
MonarchNapoleon III
Preceded byÉdmond de Martimprey
Succeeded byLouis Durrieu
Member of the French Senate
In office
24 June 1864 – 4 September 1870
MonarchNapoleon III
Personal details
Born(1808-06-13)13 June 1808
Sully, France
Died17 October 1893(1893-10-17) (aged 85)
Montcresson, France
Political partyMiscellaneous right (Legitimist)
Spouse(s); his death
ChildrenMarie Armand Patrice de Mac Mahon [fr]
Eugene de Mac Mahon
Emmanuel de Mac Mahon [fr]
Marie de Mac Mahon
Countess de Pinnes
EducationSpecial Military School of Saint-Cyr
ProfessionMilitary officer
Military service
AllegianceBourbon Restoration/July Monarchy Bourbon Restoration
France Second French Republic
 Second French Empire
Branch/serviceFrench Army
Years of service1827–1873
Lieutenant colonel
Marshal of France
Unit French Foreign Legion
Lt. colonel
2nd Foreign Legion Regiment
2ème R.E.L.E/2e RE
Commander I Army Corps
Army of the Rhin (1870)
Army of Châlons (1870)
Battles/warsConquest of Algeria (1827–1857)

Crimean War (1853–1856)

Franco-Austrian War (1859)

Franco-Prussian War (1870–1871)

Paris Commune (1871)

Patrice de MacMahon, 6th Marquess of MacMahon,[1] 1st Duke of Magenta (French pronunciation: ​[patʁis də makma.ɔ̃]; born Marie Edme Patrice Maurice; 13 June 1808 – 17 October 1893), was a French general and politician. He was Chief of State of France from 1873 to 1875 and as President of France, from 1875 to 1879.

References[change | change source]

  1. Gabriel de Broglie (2000). Mac Mahon. Perrin. p. 17.