Jules Louis Lewal

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Jules Lewal
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Jules Louis Lewal (13 December 1823 – 22 January 1908) was a French general.


He was born in Paris; entered the army in 1846; served in the Italian campaign of 1859, with the French troops in Mexico (1862), and, after cooperation with Adolphe Niel in the army reforms, in the Franco-Prussian War. He was promoted to brigadier general in 1874; became head of the Military Academy three years after; in 1885 was Minister of War in Ferry's Cabinet; and in 1888 was appointed inspector general.


  • La réforme de l'armée (1871)
  • Études de guerre (1872 and 1890)
  • Tactique (1875–83)
  • Stratégie de marche (1893)
  • Stratégie de combat (1895 sqq.)



Political offices
Preceded by
Jean-Baptiste Campenon
Minister of War
3 January-6 April 1885
Succeeded by
Jean-Baptiste Campenon