Louis Narbonne-Lara, count de, a French soldier, born at Colorno, in the duchy of Parma, Aug. 24, 1755, died in Torgau, Germany, Nov. 17, 1813. He was educated with the French princes, became a colonel in 1780, and was employed in the ministry of foreign affairs under Vergennes. In 1789 he became very popular at Besancon, where in 1790 he was placed in command of the national guard; but he was always loyal to the royal family. He accompanied the king's aunts when they left Versailles in 1791, and, after seeing them safe out of France, returned to Paris. He was appointed minister of war, Dec. 6, 1791, but was dismissed in March, 1792, and joined the army. After the attack on the Tuileries, Aug. 10, 1792, when he was present in the capital and displayed great courage, he fled to London, where he wrote a memoir to the convention in behalf of Louis XVI. He returned to France in 1800, and was restored to his rank as general of division in 1809. He accompanied Napoleon as special aide-de-camp to Russia, was ambassador to Vienna in 1813, minister to the congress at Prague, and finally military commander at Torgau.