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Latour d'Auvergne (1743-1800), Theophile Malo Corret de, a celebrated French soldier, called "Le premier grenadier de France," was born at Carhaix, Finistere. Having entered the army in 1767, he was present as a volunteer in the defence of Port Mahon against the English in 1781, and performed several exploits in the Spanish service. In 1789 he had attained the rank of captain, and he refused any further promotion. He served with the revolutionary armies in Spain, and was captured by an English cruiser in 1795. Released in 1797, he distinguished himself with the army under Moreau till his death at Oberhausen, in Bavaria.