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Originally appearing in Volume V12, Page 603 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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COMTE DE PHILIPPE HENRI GRIMOARD (1753-1815), French soldier and military writer, 'entered the royal army at the age of sixteen, and in' 1775 published his Essai theorique et practique sur les batailles. Shortly afterwards Louis XVI. placed him in his own military , cabinet and employed him especially in connexion with schemes of army reform. ' By the' year of the Revolution he had become one of Louis's most valued counsellors, in political as well as military matters, and was marked out, though only a colonel, as the next Minister of War. " In '791 Grimoard was entrusted with the preparation of the scheme of defence for France, which proved two years later of great assistance to the Committee of Public Safety. The events of 1792 put an end to his military career; and the remainder of his life was spent in writing military books. The following works by him, besides his first essay, have retained some, importance : Histoire des dernikres campagnes de Turenne (Paris, 1780), Lettres et memoires de Turenne (Paris, 178o), Troupes legeres et leur emploi (Paris, 1782), Con 4tes de Gustave-Adolphe (Stockholm and Neufchatel, ' 1782—17917) ; Memoires de Gustave Adolphe (Paris, 1790), Correspondence of Marshal Richelieu (Paris, 1789), St Germain (1789), and Bemis (1790), Vie et regne,de Frederic le Grand (London, 1788), Lettres et memoires du marechal de Saxe (Paris, 1794), L'Expidition de Minorque en T756 (Paris, 1798), Recherches sur in force de l'armee francaise depuis Henri IV jusqu'en 1805 (Paris, ,8o6), Memoires du marechal de Tesse (Paris, 18o6), Lettres de Bolingbroke (Paris, 18o8), Traite sur le service d'etat-major (Paris, 1809), and (with Servan) Tableau historique de in guerre de in Revolution 1792—1794 (Paris, ,8o8).
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