Historical Figures

Letourneur Louis François (1751 - 1817)

Captain of engineering, then elected to the Legislative. A member of the Convention, he took part in the war committee where he linked up with Carnot. He will fight the royalist insurrection of vendémiaire. He was one of the five directors from 1795 to 1797 where he took care of the navy. Bonaparte appointed him prefect of Loire-Inférieure from 1800 to 1804 and then advised the Court of Auditors. He was exiled as a regicide in 1816.