Jean Maximilien Lamarque

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Lamarque, Jean Maximilien


Born July 22, 1770, in St. Sever, Landes Department; died June 1, 1832, in Paris. Count, French political figure.

A general under Napoleon, Lamarque helped defeat the Vendée uprisings in 1815, during the Hundred Days. With the restoration of the Bourbons in 1815, he was banished from France. He returned to France in 1818. In 1828 he was elected to the Chamber of Deputies. He became one of the leaders of the republican opposition to the Bourbons and, after the Revolution of 1830, to the government of Louis Philippe.

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