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PIERRE FRANÇOIS CHARLES AU`GEREAU

PIERRE FRANÇOIS CHARLES AU`GEREAU (1757-1816), marshal of France and duke of Castiglione, born at Paris; distinguished in the campaigns of the Republic and Napoleon; executed the 'coup d'état' of the 4th Sept. 1797; his services were rejected by Napoleon on his return from Elba, on account of his having supported the Bourbons during his absence. He was simply a soldier, rude and rough-mannered, and with no great brains for anything else but military discipline.


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