Charles Malo François Lameth

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Charles Malo François Lameth
Lameth caricatured by Honoré Daumier, 1832
Born 5 October 1757 – 28 December 1832
Paris, France
Died 28 December 1832
Residence Château d'Hénencourt
Spouse(s) Marie Anne Picot
Parent(s) Louis Charles de Lameth
Marie Thérèse de Broglie
Relatives Alexandre-Théodore-Victor, comte de Lameth (brother)
Théodore de Lameth (brother)

Charles Malo François Lameth (5 October 1757 – 28 December 1832) was a French politician and soldier.

Early life

Charles Malo François Lameth was born on 5 October 1757 in Paris.[1] His father was Louise Charles de Lameth and his mother, Marie Thérèse de Broglie.[2]


He was in the retinue of the comte d'Artois (future King Charles X), and became an officer in a cuirassier regiment. He served in the American War of Independence,[3]

He was a founding member of the Society of the Friends of the Blacks in 1788.[1]

He was deputy to the Estates-General of 1789,[3] which subsequently became the National Assembly and National Constituent Assembly. As the Assembly began to divide into factions, Lameth, a constitutional monarchist, was identified with the Feuillants.[1] Since the French Revolution moved toward a Republic, he emigrated to Hamburg.[1]

He returned to France under the Consulate, and was appointed governor of Würzburg (in the Duchy of Würzburg) under the First Empire. In 1814, he rose to the rank of Lieutenant General. Like his brother Alexandre Lameth (but unlike his other one, Théodore de Lameth), Charles joined the Bourbon camp after the Restoration, succeeding Alexandre as deputy in 1829.[1] In the final years of his life, he was nonetheless a noted supporter of the July Monarchy.[1]

Personal life

Château d'Hénencourt.

He married Marie Anne Picot.[2] They had two children.[2] They resided at the Château d'Hénencourt in Hénencourt, Somme.[4]


He died on 28 December 1832.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Lameth (Charles Malo François, comte de), Histoire de France, Paris: Larousse, 2005.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 [1], GeneaNet
  3. 3.0 3.1 Scott, Samuel; Rothaus, Barry (1985). Historical Dictionary of the French Revolution 1789-1799. 2. Westport: Greenwood Press. Retrieved 6 April 2015 – via Questia. (Subscription required (help)).<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. French Ministry of Culture: Château d'Hénencourt