Trochu, LOUIS JULES, general, was born in 1815 at Le Palais in Belle-Ile. He won his first laurels in Algeria, commanded a brigade in the Crimea, and at the battle of Solferino was at the head of a division. He next became Minister of War, but made enemies by a pamphlet in which he pointed out the weakness of the army under the Second Empire. In the Franco-German War he was Governor of Paris and charged with its defence. He retired from the service in 1872, and devoted himself to the defence of his reputation.