Jean Baptiste Kléber

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Kléber, Jean Baptiste


Born Mar. 9, 1753, in Strasbourg; died June 14, 1800, in Cairo. French general. The son of a mason.

Kléber served in the Austrian Army. In 1789 he joined the French National Guard. For his distinguished services in 1793 in the defense of Mainz, he was promoted to brigadier general. In 1793 he was among those in charge of suppressing the revolt in La Vendée. During the Egyptian expedition of 1798–1801 he commanded a division; after N. Bonaparte’s departure in August 1799, he was commander of all French troops in Egypt. In March 1800, he routed the Turkish Army at Heliopolis and forced its remnants out of Egypt. He was murdered by a Turkish nationalist.

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He leaves Kleber in command, a great watchdog who passed in his checks at Cairo, murdered by an Egyptian whom they put to death by spiking him with a bayonet, which is their way of guillotining people out there; but he suffered so much, that a soldier took pity on the scoundrel and handed his flask to him; and the Egyptian turned up his eyes then and there with all the pleasure in life.
The author of the study Marcus Kleber said that they found that higher concentrations of TFAs in the membranes of red blood cells were associated with higher LDL or 'bad' cholesterol, but also with lower BMI, lower fats in the blood (triglycerides) and less insulin resistance and, therefore, a lower risk of diabetes.
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One of the most luxurious hotels in Paris, The Peninsula Hotel is located on 19 Avenue Kleber, right in the heart of the City of Lights.
Just steps away from the Arc de Triomphe and Avenue des Champs Elysees at 19 Avenue Kleber in the heart of the elegant 16th arrondissement, The Peninsula sits close to some of the world's most famous monuments, museums and luxury shopping districts.
In an interview with German ZDF television which aired late on Saturday, Obama responded to questions posed by German journalist Claus Kleber and commented on the much-debated surveillance by the National Security Agency (NSA).
La ceremonie de signature s'est deroulee en presence du president de l'APW, des responsables et des elus de la wilaya, ainsi que d'une delegation de l'Herault, accompagnant Kleber Mesquida, vice-president du Conseil general de l'Herault, depute et vice-president du groupe parlementaire francais pour l'amitie algero-francaise.
Gaucho resisted the temptation to play top scorers Kleber, Eduardo Vargas and Herman Barcos and the result was a stultifying defensive effort that didn't quite pay off.
French general Jean Baptiste Kleber, who used to torture Egyptian women
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