Louis Nicolas Davout

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Davout, Louis Nicolas


Born May 10, 1770, in An-noux, Burgundy; died June 1, 1823, in Paris. Marshal of France (1804), duke Auerstädt (1808), and prince of Eckmühl (1809).

In 1788, Davout graduated from the Paris Military School. During the French Revolution of 1789 he went over to the side of the revolutionary populace. From 1794 to 1797 he served as brigadier general in the Army of the Rhine. He took part in the Egyptian Expedition of 1798–99, and during 1800–01 he commanded the cavalry of Bonaparte’s Italian Army. Between 1805 and 1814, Davout commanded a corps and actively participated in all the Napoleonic Wars. In 1807 he was governor of the Grand Duchy of Warsaw, and during 1813–14 he directed the defense of Hamburg against the Russian and Prussian armies. During the One Hundred Days Davout was Napoleon’s minister of war. After the coronation of the Bourbons he lost his ranks and titles, but they were restored to him in 1817. Davout was a peer of France from 1819.

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But instead of that, at the next village the sentinels of Davout's infantry corps detained him as the pickets of the vanguard had done, and an adjutant of the corps commander, who was fetched, conducted him into the village to Marshal Davout.
Speaking hours after the latest court ruling, their lawyer, Davout Wolhuter, said the couple were 'totally freaked out' but would hand themselves over for voluntary arrest and appearance in a magistrates court while considering legal counter-measures.
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Segur makes the point that Bonaparte's most trusted marshals -- Davout, Murat, Bessieres -- tried to dissuade him from leaving Smolensk and advancing on Moscow.
Many of his best leaders, such as Lannes and Davout, were drawn from the middle class.
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Construction of 23 social housing units and a digital library located 12-14 Boulevard Davout, 107 rue de Lagny and 5-7 Reynaldo Hahn 20th Street in Paris.
Location of works, place of delivery supplies or performance: 133 Boulevard Davout 75020 Paris
These markets will involve a project management mission on requalification and climate plan rehabilitation of the property complex Davoust Felix Terrier composed of 39 728 housing stairs) located 1 13 rue Felix Terrier / 96-110 boulevard Davout / 6 and 6a Harpignie 20th Street in Paris.
Contract notice: Construction of 23 social housing units and a digital library located 12-14 bd davout, 107 rue de lagny and 5-7 reynaldo hahn 20th street in paris.
Contract notice: Construction of 68 social housing, a multi-reception center and a local association - 134 boulevard davout - 75020 paris