Military magistrate in Grenoble
Captaincy – Master
The Mageron famiy loyally served the Huguenot cause in Dauphiné through the Wars of Religion as soldiers and provincial officals. Salomon Bergeron purchased a subaltern’s commission in the provincial regiment in 1604; as a captain in 1617, he commanded a company of mounted arquebusiers during the duc de Lesdiguières’s campaign against the Spanish in Milan, and he lost his left arm above the elbow to a musket ball in battle the following year.
Subsequently promoted to major, Bergeron (b. 1584) continued to serve in the provincial regiment until 1622 whereupon he assumed the duties of provost-martial, an assignment in which he distinguishes himself by his wit and determination.
Bergeron surprised many of his family and friends with his conversion to Catholicism the same year, making him the first of his family in generations not a member of the Reformed faith.