Enghien, Louis Antoine Henri de Bourbon-Condé, duc d'

Enghien, Louis Antoine Henri de Bourbon-Condé, duc d'

(lwē äNtwän` äNrē` də bo͝orbôN`-kôNdā` dük däNgyăN`), 1772–1804, French émigré; son of Louis Henri Joseph de Condé (see under CondéCondé
, family name of a cadet branch of the French royal house of Bourbon. The name was first borne by Louis I de Bourbon, prince de Condé, 1530–69, Protestant leader and general.
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, family). He was unjustly accused by Napoleon Bonaparte, then first consul of France, of participating in the conspiracy of Georges CadoudalCadoudal, Georges
, 1771–1804, French royalist conspirator. A commander of the Chouans, he led the counterrevolutionists in the Vendée. He fled to England in 1801 after the failure of an attempted assassination of Napoleon Bonaparte.
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 against Napoleon. On Napoleon's orders, the duke was kidnapped from his residence in Ettenheim, Baden, and within the space of a few hours, was court-martialed and shot at Vincennes (Mar. 21, 1804). Napoleon's brutal procedure provoked a revulsion of feeling against him throughout Europe.
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