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.
..... Click the link for more information. , 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.
..... Click the link for more information. 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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