ANTOINE-FRANCOIS, COUNT ANDREOSSY (1761-1828), French soldier and diplomatist, was born at Castelnaudary, in Languedoc, on the 6th of March 1761.
He was of Italian extraction, and his ancestor Francois Andreossy (1633-1688) had been concerned with Riquet in the construction of the Languedoc Canal in 1669.
Andreossy took part in the coup d'etat of the 18th of Brumaire, and on the 6th of January 1800 was made general of division.
It had been shown (Coquille, Napoleon and England, 1904) that Andreossy repeatedly warned Napoleon that the British government desired to maintain peace but must be treated with consideration.
When Napoleon became emperor he made Andreossy inspector-general of artillery and a count of the empire.
In the war of 1805 Andreossy was employed on the headquarters staff of Napoleon.
In the war of 1809, Andreossy was military governor of Vienna during the French occupation.
Andreossy now retired into private life, till the escape of his former master from Elba once again called him forth.
Andreossy died at Montauban in 1828.