Historic Overview Jean Martinet

Rider

Overall Rank4380
NameJean MARTINET
Country
  Switzerland
Date of birth02-Apr-1898 - Passy-Fra (Rhone Alpes)
Date of death29-Oct-1980 - Chedde-Fra (Rhone Alpes)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Jean Martinet - Scores by Season


Seasons

YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1917 Individual 6 104
2. 1919 Individual 1 318
3. 1921 Individual 151 98
4. 1922 Individual 108 145
5. 1923 Individual 3 504
6. 1924 Austral 93 172
7. 1925 Individual 16 425
8. 1926 Individual 21 382
9. 1928 Individual 69 215
10. 1930 Individual 118 171
Overall: 586 4380

Biography

Jean Martinet (died 1672) was a French lieutenant-colonel and Inspector General, and one of the first great drill masters of modern times. Martinet served during the reign of Louis XIV and made way to French conquest in the Holy Roman Empire. He was a severe drillmaster, which made him unpopular among his troops. Martinet revolutionized the early modern army by instituting a standardized system capable of turning raw recruits into a disciplined fighting force, thereby eliminating the mercenaries and soldiers-of-fortune who had been the mainstays of earlier armies. He also introduced the bayonet into the French army and the depot system, which put a stop to the army feeding off the enemy land, making war more humane. The English word martinet derives from the general's last name. History records that Martinet was eventually killed by friendly fire while leading an infantry assault at the siege of Duisburg.

source - Wikipedia