Lebrun was a son of the consul Charles-François Lebrun . After the coup of 18th Brumaire VIII his career began in the army. After a short time he was able to distinguish himself and after a few promotions he was transferred to General Louis Charles Antoine Desaix as an aide-de-camp .
Under Desaix he fought in the Battle of Marengo (June 14, 1800) and was involved in the occupation of Austria. On November 29, 1802, on his return to France, he married Sophie de Marbois and had a daughter, Caroline-Elizabeth. Shortly after the birth of his daughter, he separated from his wife and officially divorced in 1831. As a colonel, he served as Napoleon's aide-de-camp for some time , for example in the battle of Austerlitz .
On March 1, 1807 he was promoted to Général de brigade , he was appointed Inspector General of the Cavalry on October 6 of the same year. This was followed by participation in the Battle of Eylau and the Battle of Wagram . At the end of 1809 he was responsible for the defense of Antwerp and the supply of Breda , Bergen op Zoom and other permanent places.
On February 23, 1812, he was promoted to Général de division before the start of the Russian campaign . He was also appointed Comte de l'Empire (about: Imperial Count) and was awarded the Grand Cross of the Ordre de la Réunion on April 3, 1813 , and was admitted to the Légion d'honneur as Grand Officier on November 3 of the same year . He was appointed commander of the 1st and 3rd reserve divisions of the Grande Armée and on October 7, 1813, the governor of Antwerp.
During the campaign in France in 1814, he took over the post of aide de camp from Napoléon on January 25th.
With the death of his father on June 16, 1824, Lebrun inherited the title duc d Plaisance (Duke of Piacenza). Between 1853 and 1859 Lebrun acted as Grand Chancellier (Grand Chancellor) of the Legion of Honor .
At the age of 84, Anne Charles Lebrun died in Paris on January 21, 1859 and found his final resting place on the Cimetière du Père Lachaise (5th Division).
- December 11, 1803: Chevalier of the Legion of Honor
- June 14, 1804: Commander of the Legion of Honor
- 23. Februar 1812: Count of the Empire
- 3. April 1813: Order of the Meeting
- November 3, 1813: Grand Officier of the Legion of Honor
- April 29, 1833: Grand Cross of the Legion of Honor
- 1853: Grand Chancellier of the Legion of Honor
- 16. April 1853: Military medal
- His name can be found on the western pillar (31st column) of the triumphal arch on Place Charles-de-Gaulle (Paris).
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- Jean Tulard (Hrsg.): Napoleon dictionary. Fayard, Paris 1995, ISBN 2-213-02286-0 .
|NAME||Lebrun, Anne Charles|
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||French division general of the cavalry|
|DATE OF BIRTH||December 28, 1775|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Paris|
|DATE OF DEATH||January 1, 1859|
|Place of death||Paris|