Jean-Paul, comte de Schramm

Jean-Paul, comte de Schramm.

Jean Paul Adam, comte de Schramm (1 December 1789, Arras – 25 February 1884) was a French Minister of War.


He entered the Army in 1803. He was promoted lieutenant after the Battle of Austerlitz. He was promoted Captain in the Old Guard, after the Siege of Danzig (1807). He fought at the Battle of Wagram, and Battle of Aspern-Essling, and the Russian campaign and Saxon campaign. He was made Baron after his charge at Battle of Lützen (1813), where he was twice wounded. He fought at the Battle of Dresden, where he captured some guns. He was made brigadier in 1813. He retired during the Bourbon Restoration, but took part in the siege of Antwerp in 1831. He commanded an expedition in Algeria in 1838. He was made lieutenant general, comte, and peer of France, in 1839.[1] He was created Senator in 1852.[2]

Schramm's is one of the names inscribed under the Arc de Triomphe.


  1. "Obituary: Gen. de Schramm" (PDF). The New York Times. February 27, 1884.
  2. Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord (prince de Bénévent), Albert de Broglie (1892). Memoirs of the Prince de Talleyrand. Translators Raphaël Ledos de Beaufort, Mrs. Angus W. Hall. G.P. Putnam's sons.
Political offices
Preceded by
Alphonse Henri, comte d'Hautpoul
Minister of War
22 October 1850 – 9 January 1851
Succeeded by
Auguste Regnaud de Saint-Jean d'Angély

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