10th March 1831: When a Legion was created

187 years ago, on March 10, 1831, a royal ordinance of Louis Philippe I, King of the French was issued. It ordered the establishment of a Foreign Legion. The current French Foreign Legion has officially derived its origin from this Legion established in 1831. Nevertheless, the lineage of the current Legion is far more complex.

To map the lineage of the current Foreign Legion, a separate article was published.

See the article: French Foreign Legion: The Lineage


Related article:
French Foreign Legion History