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JACQUES LEROY DE SAINT ARNAUD

JACQUES LEROY DE SAINT ARNAUD (1796-1854), a noted French marshal, born at Bordeaux; was already a distinguished soldier when he entered actively into the plans of Louis Napoleon to overthrow the Republic; assisted at the coup d'état, and was created a marshal in reward; commanded the French forces at the outbreak of the Crimean War, and took part in the battle of the Alma, but died a few days later.


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