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Montholon, Charles Tristan de, Comte (1782-1853), the companion and historian of Napoleon's captivity at St. Helena, began his career in the French navy. He afterwards entered the army, and was wounded at Wagram. He was made Imperial Chamberlain in 1809, and was Adjutant-General during the Hundred Days. Having been named chief of the staff by Louis Napoleon in 1840, he was condemned to twenty years' imprisonment, but was released in 1848. He published Memoires pour sertrir a I'Histoire de France sous Napoleon, ecrits a Ste.-Helene sous sa dictee (1822-25), and Recits de la Captivite de Napoleon a. Ste.-Heline (1846).