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Encyclopedia > Jules Brunet
The French military mission before its departure to Japan. Jules Brunet is seated in front, second from right (1866).
The French military mission before its departure to Japan. Jules Brunet is seated in front, second from right (1866).

Captain Jules Brunet (January 2, 1838-August 12, 1911) was a member of the first French military mission to be sent to the Empire of Japan in order to help modernize the armies of the shogunate. Download high resolution version (943x586, 185 KB)The 15 members of the French military mission sent to Japan by Napoleon III. 1866 photograph originally published in Le Monde Illustré that year. ... Download high resolution version (943x586, 185 KB)The 15 members of the French military mission sent to Japan by Napoleon III. 1866 photograph originally published in Le Monde Illustré that year. ... 1866 (MDCCCLXVI) is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... January 2 is the second day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... | Jöns Jakob Berzelius, discoverer of protein 1838 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... August 12 is the 224th day of the year (225th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1911 (MCMXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... Flag of Imperial Japan The Empire of Japan or Imperial Japan (: 大日本帝國; Shinjitai: 大日本帝国; pronounced Dai Nippon Teikoku) commonly refers to Japan from the Meiji Restoration until the end of World War II. Politically, it covers the period from the enforced establishment of prefectures in place of feudal domains (廃藩置県; Hai-han Chi... This page is about the Japanese ruler and military rank. ...


He was born in Belfort, in the Alsace region of eastern France. He was a graduate of the École Polytechnique (promotion of 1857), where he specialized in artillery. Location within France Belfort is a town and commune of northeastern France, préfecture (capital) of the Territoire de Belfort département in the Franche-Comté région. ... Capital Strasbourg Land area¹ 8,280 km² Regional President Adrien Zeller (UMP) (since 1996) Population  - Jan. ... For other Écoles Polytechniques, see École Polytechnique de Montréal and École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. ... 1857 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Historically, artillery refers to any engine used for the discharge of projectiles during war. ...


Jules Brunet first participated to the French intervention in Mexico (1862-1867) sent by Napoleon III of France, where he received the medal of the Légion d'honneur. Emperor Maximilian Napoleon III of France Juárez, republican leader and President The French intervention in Mexico was an invasion of Mexico by the army of the Second French Empire, and supported in the beginning by the British and Spanish. ... 1862 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1867 (MDCCCLXVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Charles Louis Napoléon Bonaparte (20 April 1808- 9 January 1873) was President of France from 1849 to 1852, and then Emperor of the French under the name Napoléon III from 1852 to 1870. ... Knights badge of the Legion of Honour The Légion dhonneur (Legion of Honor (AmE) or Legion of Honour (ComE)) is an Order of Chivalry first established by Napoléon Bonaparte, First Consul of the French Republic, on May 19, 1802. ...


He then arrived in Yokohama in the beginning of 1867, as a member of the first French military mission to Japan. Yokohama (Japanese: 横浜市; -shi) is the capital city of Kanagawa Prefecture in Japan. ... 1867 (MDCCCLXVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ...

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First French Military Mission to Japan

Jules Brunet in Ezo, at the end of the Boshin war (1869).
Jules Brunet in Ezo, at the end of the Boshin war (1869).

The military mission was able to train the army of Shogun Tokugawa Yoshinobu for a little more than one year, before the Tokugawa shogunate lost to the Imperial forces in 1868 in the Boshin War. The French military mission was then ordered to leave Japan by Imperial decree. 1868 photograph. ... 1868 photograph. ... For Ainu in J.R.R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Arda, see Ainur. ... The Boshin War (戊辰戦争 Boshin Sensō, literally War of the Year of the Dragon) was fought in 1868-1869 between the Tokugawa Shogunate and the pro-Imperial forces in Japan. ... 1869 (MDCCCLXIX) is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... In Japanese history, a shogun (将軍 shōgun) was the practical ruler of Japan for most of the time from 1192 to the Meiji Era beginning in 1868. ... Tokugawa Yoshinobu in French military uniform, c. ... The Tokugawa shogunate or Tokugawa bakufu (徳川幕府) (also known as the Edo bakufu) was a feudal military dictatorship of Japan established in 1603 by Tokugawa Ieyasu and ruled by the shoguns of the Tokugawa family until 1868. ... 1868 (MDCCCLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Friday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... The Boshin War (戊辰戦争 Boshin Sensō, literally War of the Year of the Dragon) was fought in 1868-1869 between the Tokugawa Shogunate and the pro-Imperial forces in Japan. ...


However, Jules Brunet chose to remain. He resigned from the French army, and left for the North of Japan with the remains of the Shogunate's armies in the hope of staging a counter-attack.


The Hakodate war

Jules Brunet helped set up the Ezo Republic, with the leader of the Japanese shogunate's navy, Admiral Enomoto Takeaki, as the President. He also helped organize the defense of Hokkaido. Troops were structured under a hybrid franco-japanese leadership, with the Commander in chief Otori Keisuke seconded by Jules Brunet, and each of the four brigades commanded by a French officer (Fortant, Marlin, Cazeneuve, Bouffier), seconded by eight half-brigade Japanese commanders. Enomoto Takeaki (front, right) and the leaders of his loyalist troops in Hokkaido, 1869. ... Enomoto Takeaki at the time of Republic of Ezo in 1869. ...

French military advisors and their Japanese allies. Front row, second from left: Jules Brunet, besides Matsudaira Taro, vice commander-in-chief in the Ezo Republic.

The final stand occurred in the northern island of Hokkaido, in the city of Hakodate, where in June 1869 the shogunate forces lost a final battle between 800 shogunate soldiers and an 8000-strong Imperial army. Jules Brunet, former French advisors, and Matsudaira Taro. ... Jules Brunet, former French advisors, and Matsudaira Taro. ... The French military advisors and their Japanese allies. ... Enomoto Takeaki (front, right) and the leaders of his loyalist troops in Hokkaido, 1869. ... For the dog breed, see Hokkaido (dog). ... View of Hakodate from Mountain Hakodate (函館市; -shi) is a city and port located in Oshima, Hokkaido, Japan. ...


Rehabilitation

Jules Brunet was evacuated by the Dupleix and sent back to France for trial. He was quickly rehabilitated by the time of the Franco-Prussian War (1870 - 1871), and later rose to the position of Chief of Staff of the French army ("Chef d'Etat Major") under the Minister of War Chanoine (curiously, his senior officer at the French Military mission when he was in Japan) thirty years later in 1898. The Dupleix was a steam and sail corvette of the French Marine Nationale. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... 1870 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1871 (MDCCCLXXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Charles Sulpice Jules Chanoine (December 18, 1835 – January 9, France in China during the Second Opium War. ... 1898 (MDCCCXCVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ...


Jules Brunet was partly the inspiration for the character of Nathan Algren in the 2003 movie The Last Samurai. The Last Samurai is a film released in the United States on December 5, 2003. ...


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NodeWorks - Encyclopedia: Jules Brunet (296 words)
Jules Brunet is seated in front, second from right (1866).
Captain Jules Brunet (1838-1911) was a member of the first French military mission to be sent to Japan in order to help modernize the armies of the shogunate.
Jules Brunet was partly the inspiration for the character of Nathan Algren in the 2003 movie The Last Samurai.
Samurai - definition of Samurai in Encyclopedia (5688 words)
A Hollywood movie, The Last Samurai, containing a mixture of fact and fiction, was released in 2003 to generally good reviews in North America.
The film's plot is loosely based on the 1877 Satsuma Rebellion led by Saigo Takamori, and also on the story of Jules Brunet, a French army captain who fought alongside Enomoto Takeaki in the Boshin War.
The life style and the war tactics shown in the movie The Last Samurai are those of out-country samurai of the Sengoku jidai, precisely of the era before 1543; not those in the 19th century.
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