Adrien-Gabriel-Victurnien de Rougé

Birth: 1782

Death: 1838

The younger son of the marquise de Rougé. The family stayed at the duchess's Moreuil property for several months in 1790 before retreating back to Paris (and emigrating shortly thereafter) following a tense stand-off between the duchess and local inhabitants (see the Letter extract for 30 August 1790). In the absence of any children of her own, or any other close young relatives, the duchess took a considerable interest in advancing the careers of both the marquise de Rougé's sons. The family trio feature in a celebrated 1787 portrait by Élisabeth-Louise Vigée Le Brun, 'The Marquise de Pezay, and the Marquise de Rougé with Her Sons Alexis and Adrien'. Both brothers went on to have prominent political careers on their return to France after the Restoration.

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Appears in these Letters:

1790

31 July: Celebrating the Revolution on the Duchess's Moreuil Estate

The first anniversity of the Storming of the Bastille was celebrated on an epic scale in Paris. Out in Moreuil the duchess and the relations she had...

30 August: Confrontation at Moreuil

This entry details a lengthy confrontation between the duchess and local inhabitants at her Moreuil estate. The new political landscape taking shape...

Adrien de Rougé Adrien de Rougé Adrien Gabriel Victurnien de Rougé (2 July 1782 in Everly – 16 June 1838 in Guyencourt), was a French statesman, distinguished soldier, and Peer of France member of the House of Rougé. Adrien was a son of Bonabes, Marquis de Rougé and his wife Natalie Victurnienne. He served under the Comte d'Artois, later King Charles X, in the Army of the Princes, first as a second lieutenant in the Infantry, then in 1800 as a "chasseur noble" in the Mortemart regiment. He served then as an officer of the King's Mousquetaires in 1814. Adrien Gabriel Victurnien de Rougé (2 juillet 1782 - Everly ✝ 16 juin 1838 - Guyencourt-sur-Noye), dit « le comte de Rougé », pair de France en 1827, créé baron-pair héréditaire en 1830, est un homme politique français membre de la famille de Rougé. 3755579 973256966 Adrien Gabriel Victurnien de Rougé (2 juillet 1782 - Everly ✝ 16 juin 1838 - Guyencourt-sur-Noye), dit « le comte de Rougé », pair de France en 1827, créé baron-pair héréditaire en 1830, est un homme politique français membre de la famille de Rougé. Adrien Gabriel Victurnien de Rougé (2 July 1782 in Everly – 16 June 1838 in Guyencourt), was a French statesman, distinguished soldier, and Peer of France member of the House of Rougé. Adrien was a son of Bonabes, Marquis de Rougé and his wife Natalie Victurnienne. He served under the Comte d'Artois, later King Charles X, in the Army of the Princes, first as a second lieutenant in the Infantry, then in 1800 as a "chasseur noble" in the Mortemart regiment. He served then as an officer of the King's Mousquetaires in 1814. From 1815 to 1823, he was a member of the Chamber of Deputies, representing the Departement of the Somme. In 1816, Charles X appointed him to the Peerage with the title of Comte. For a time he commanded one of the four subdivisions of the army stationed in Paris. He became the leader of the Knights of the Faith, a very powerful secret ultra conservative organisation. He refused his allegiance to the government of King Louis Philippe. 1867