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Lyautey, Louis Hubert Gonzalve
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Lyautey, Louis Hubert Gonzalve

(November 17, 1854, Nancy – July 21, 1934, Thorey [Département Meurthe-et-Moselle]), French general and politician (minister of war). A cavalry officer serving at the Saint-Cyr military academy from 1873, Lyautey was politically to the right, but always remained alive to social questions. In the 1890s he produced proposals for reforming the social role of army officers. He was frequently employed in the French colonies in the 1890s, as well as in Algeria. From 1912 he …

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Krumeich, Gerd, “Lyautey, Louis Hubert Gonzalve”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 27 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2015

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