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François Amour, marquis de Bouillé

François Amour, marquis de Bouillé - revolution, paris, painting, french revolution, drawing, france, 1789
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François Claude Amour, marquis de Bouillé (November 19, 1739 - November 14, 1800) was a French general.

Born at Cluzel-Saint-Èble, Bouillé served in the Seven Years' War (1756–1763), and as governor in the Antilles conducted operations against the British in the American Revolutionary War. On his return to France, he became governor of the Three Bishoprics, of Alsace and of Franche-Comté.

Bouillé (who was the cousin of famous revolutionary Lafayette) was hostile to the French Revolution of 1789; he had continual quarrels with the municipality of Metz, and suppressed the military insurrections at Metz and Nancy, which the harsh conduct of certain noble officers had provoked. He became Commander in Chief of the Army of the Meuse, Sarre and Moselle in 1790.

He then proposed to King Louis XVI that the royal family should take refuge in a frontier town where an appeal could be made to other nations against the revolutionaries. This project failed as a result of Louis XVI's arrest, on his flight to Varennes, on 21 June 1791. He is the "Bouillé" alluded to in the 5th stanza of the French national anthem, La Marseillaise, as a detestable counter-revolutionary figure.

After this, Bouillé went into exile, setting out for Russia. He followed the Habsburg court to Prague for the coronation of Holy Roman Emperor Leopold II as king of Bohemia on September 6, 1791. The German author Alexander von Kleist left a character sketch of Bouillé in his Fantasien auf einer Reise nach Prag (1792) after seeing him with his son at a performance of Mozart's opera Don Giovanni at the Estates Theatre in Prague on September 2, 1791. Kleist described Bouillé as a broken man wracked with worry and remorse over the actions that sent him into exile and made him vilified in France.

In 1797, he published his memoirs, which were a great success. He died in London in 1800.
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Born at Cluzel-Saint-Èble, Bouillé served in the Seven Years' War (1756–1763), and as governor in the Antilles conducted operations against the British in the American Revolutionary War. On his return to France, he became governor of the Three Bishoprics, of Alsace and of Franche-Comté.

Bouillé (who was the cousin of famous revolutionary Lafayette) was hostile to the French Revolution of 1789; he had continual quarrels with the municipality of Metz, and suppressed the military insurrections at Metz and Nancy, which the harsh conduct of certain noble officers had provoked. He became Commander in Chief of the Army of the Meuse, Sarre and Moselle in 1790.

He then proposed to King Louis XVI that the royal family should take refuge in a frontier town where an appeal could be made to other nations against the revolutionaries. This project failed as a result of Louis XVI's arrest, on his flight to Varennes, on 21 June 1791. He is the "Bouillé" alluded to in the 5th stanza of the French national anthem, La Marseillaise, as a detestable counter-revolutionary figure.

After this, Bouillé went into exile, setting out for Russia. He followed the Habsburg court to Prague for the coronation of Holy Roman Emperor Leopold II as king of Bohemia on September 6, 1791. The German author Alexander von Kleist left a character sketch of Bouillé in his Fantasien auf einer Reise nach Prag (1792) after seeing him with his son at a performance of Mozart's opera Don Giovanni at the Estates Theatre in Prague on September 2, 1791. Kleist described Bouillé as a broken man wracked with worry and remorse over the actions that sent him into exile and made him vilified in France.

In 1797, he published his memoirs, which were a great success. He died in London in 1800.
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