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François Marceau-Desgraviers

François Marceau-Desgraviers - revolution, paris, painting, french revolution, drawing, france, 1789
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-DeFrançois Séverin Marceau-Desgraviers (March 1, 1769 – September 21, 1796) was a French general of the Revolutionary Wars.

Death

In 1796, Jourdan and Jean Victor Marie Moreau's invasion of Germany ended in disaster and Marceau's men covered Jourdan's retreat over the Rhine. Marceau fought in the desperate actions on the Lahn (16-18 September 1796) until at Altenkirchen on September 19, he received a mortal wound. He died two days later, aged only twenty-seven.

The Austrians competed with Marceau's own countrymen to honour to the dead general. His body was burned and the ashes placed under a pyramid in Koblenz designed by Kléber. They were transferred to the Panthéon in 1889.

Marceau was immortalized in Byron's "Childe Harold's Pilgrimage":
Marianne Uploaded by Marianne on . François Marceau-Desgraviers - Desktop Nexus People Download free wallpapers and background images: François Marceau-Desgraviers. Desktop Nexus People background ID 194685. -DeFrançois Séverin Marceau-Desgraviers (March 1, 1769 – September 21, 1796) was a French general of the Revolutionary Wars.

Death

In 1796, Jourdan and Jean Victor Marie Moreau's invasion of Germany ended in disaster and Marceau's men covered Jourdan's retreat over the Rhine. Marceau fought in the desperate actions on the Lahn (16-18 September 1796) until at Altenkirchen on September 19, he received a mortal wound. He died two days later, aged only twenty-seven.

The Austrians competed with Marceau's own countrymen to honour to the dead general. His body was burned and the ashes placed under a pyramid in Koblenz designed by Kléber. They were transferred to the Panthéon in 1889.

Marceau was immortalized in Byron's "Childe Harold's Pilgrimage":
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Uploaded By: Marianne
Date Uploaded: October 09, 2009
Filename: Marceau-1920x1200.jpg
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Category: Political

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