Desaix de Veygoux, Louis Charles Antoine

Desaix de Veygoux, Louis Charles Antoine

(lwē shärl äNtwän` dəsā` də vāgo͞o`), 1768–1800, French general in the French Revolutionary WarsFrench Revolutionary Wars,
wars occurring in the era of the French Revolution and the beginning of the Napoleonic era, the decade of 1792–1802. The wars began as an effort to defend the Revolution and developed into wars of conquest under the empire.
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. He served under J. B. Jourdan and J. V. Moreau on the Rhine and distinguished himself in Napoleon Bonaparte's Egyptian campaign. He saved the day for Napoleon at Marengo, but he was killed there.
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