Marshal General of France
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Marshal General of France

Marshal General of France, originally "Marshal General of the King's camps and armies" (French: maréchal général des camps et armées du roi), was a title given to signify that the recipient had authority over all of the French armies, in the days when a Marshal of France usually governed only one army. This dignity was bestowed only on Marshals of France, usually when the dignity of Constable of France was unavailable or, after 1626, suppressed.

List of titleholders

There have only been six holders of this title in the history of France:

Five in the pre-revolutionary kingdom of France:

One during the July Monarchy under the House of Orléans' sole, constitutional king, Louis Philippe I:

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