Loison

Loison is a commune in the Meuse department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.

Loison
Location of Loison
Loison is located in France
Loison
Loison
Loison is located in Grand Est
Loison
Loison
Coordinates: 49°18′41″N 5°36′49″E / 49.3114°N 5.6136°ECoordinates: 49°18′41″N 5°36′49″E / 49.3114°N 5.6136°E
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentMeuse
ArrondissementVerdun
CantonBouligny
IntercommunalityCommunauté de communes du pays de Spincourt
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Valéry Leplomb
Area
1
14.17 km2 (5.47 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
121
 • Density8.5/km2 (22/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
55299 /55230
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

See also

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
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Louis Henri Loison (16 May 1771 – 30 December 1816) briefly joined the French Army in 1787 and after the French Revolution became a junior officer. Blessed with military talent and courage, he rapidly rose to general officer rank during the French Revolutionary Wars. He also got into difficulties because of his fondness for plundering. In late 1795 he helped Napoleon Bonaparte crush a revolt against the government. After a hiatus, he returned in 1799 to fight in Switzerland where he earned another promotion. In 1800 he commanded a division under Napoleon in the Marengo Campaign.

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