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Jean Nicolas Houchard
Jean Nicolas Houchard
Jean Nicolas Houchard
(24 January 1739, Forbach, Moselle
Moselle
– 17 November 1793) was a French General of the French Revolution
French Revolution
and the French Revolutionary Wars.Contents1 Biography 2 Assessment 3 Trial and execution 4 ReferencesBiography[edit] Born at Forbach
Forbach
in Lorraine, Houchard began his military career at the age of sixteen in the Régiment de Royal-Allemand cavalerie. He became a captain in the Bourbon-Dragons regiment in Corsica
Corsica
and took part in the Battle of Ponte Novu
Battle of Ponte Novu
against rioters led by Pasquale Paoli, receiving a deep sabre cut across his cheek and a gunshot wound to his mouth which left him disfigured. Houchard was a fervent patriot (supporter of the French Revolution. Phipps describes Houchard as "Brave & stupid..
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Adam Philippe, Comte De Custine
Adam Philippe, Comte de Custine
Adam Philippe, Comte de Custine
(4 February 1740 – 28 August 1793) was a French general. As a young officer in the Bourbon Royal army, he served in the Seven Years' War. In the American Revolutionary War he joined Rochambeau's Expédition Particulière
Expédition Particulière
(Special Expedition) supporting the American colonists. Following the successful Virginia campaign
Virginia campaign
and the Battle of Yorktown, he returned to France
France
and rejoined his unit in the Royal Army. When the French Revolution
French Revolution
began he was elected to the Estates-General and served in the subsequent National Constituent Assembly as a representative from Metz. He supported some of the August Decrees, but also supported, generally, royal prerogative and the rights of the French émigrés
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Battle Of Ponte Novu
The Battle of Ponte Novu
Battle of Ponte Novu
took place on May 8 and 9 1769 between royal French forces under the Comte de Vaux, a seasoned professional soldier with an expert on mountain warfare on his staff, and the native Corsicans under Carlo Salicetti. It was the battle that effectively ended the fourteen-year-old Corsican Republic
Corsican Republic
and opened the way to annexation by France
France
the following year. The Corsican commander-in-chief, Pasquale Paoli, was trying to raise troops in the vicinity but was not present in person. He trusted the defence to his second-in-command, Salicetti. His forces included a company of Corsican women under a female captain named Serpentini.[1] Ponte Novu is a Genovese bridge over the Golo River in north central Corsica in Castello-di-Rostino
Castello-di-Rostino
commune
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French Republican Calendar
The French Republican Calendar
Calendar
(French: calendrier républicain français), also commonly called the French Revolutionary Calendar (calendrier révolutionnaire français), was a calendar created and implemented during the French Revolution, and used by the French government for about 12 years from late 1793 to 1805, and for 18 days by the Paris Commune
Paris Commune
in 1871. The revolutionary system was designed in part to remove all religious and royalist influences from the calendar, and was part of a larger attempt at decimalisation in France (which also included decimal time of day, decimalisation of currency, and metrication)
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Brumaire
Brumaire
Brumaire
(French pronunciation: ​[bʁymɛʁ]) was the second month in the French Republican Calendar. The month was named after the French word for fog, brume, fog occurring frequently in France at that time of the year. Brumaire
Brumaire
was the second month of the autumn quarter (mois d'automne). It started between 22 October and 24 October. It ended between 20 November and 22 November
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Revolutionary Tribunal
The Revolutionary Tribunal
Revolutionary Tribunal
(French: Tribunal révolutionnaire; unofficially Popular Tribunal[1]) was a court which was instituted by the National Convention
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Lille
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries. 2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once. Lille
Lille
(French pronunciation: [lil] ( listen); Dutch: Rijsel pronounced [ˈrɛi̯səl]; West Flemish: Rysel) is a city at the northern tip of France, in French Flanders
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William I Of The Netherlands
William I (Willem Frederik, Prince of Orange-Nassau; 24 August 1772 – 12 December 1843) was a Prince of Orange
Prince of Orange
and the first King
King
of the Netherlands
Netherlands
and Grand Duke of Luxembourg. He was the ruler of the Principality of Nassau-Orange-Fulda
Principality of Nassau-Orange-Fulda
from 1803 until 1806 and of the Principality of Orange-Nassau in the year 1806 and from 1813 until 1815. In 1813 he proclaimed himself Sovereign Prince of the United Netherlands. He proclaimed himself King
King
of the Netherlands
Netherlands
and Duke of Luxembourg
Duke of Luxembourg
on 16 March 1815. In the same year on 9 June William I became also the Grand Duke of Luxembourg
Grand Duke of Luxembourg
and after 1839 he was furthermore the Duke of Limburg
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Special
Special
Special
or specials may refer to:Contents1 Music 2 Film and television 3 Other uses 4 See alsoMusic[edit] Special
Special
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Prince Frederick, Duke Of York And Albany
Napoleonic WarsWar of the Third Coalition Anglo-Spanish War (1796–1808) War of the Fourth Coalition Anglo-Turkish War (1807–09) Peninsular War War of the Fifth Coalition War of the Sixth Coalition War of the Seventh CoalitionWar of 1812Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany
Duke of York and Albany
KG GMB GCH (Frederick Augustus; 16 August 1763 – 5 January 1827) was the second son and child of George III, King of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
and Hanover, and his consort Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. A soldier by profession, from 1764 to 1803 he was Prince-Bishop of Osnabrück
Prince-Bishop of Osnabrück
in the Holy Roman Empire
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Library Of Congress Control Number
The Library of Congress
Library of Congress
Control Number (LCCN) is a serially based system of numbering cataloging records in the Library of Congress
Library of Congress
in the United States. It has nothing to do with the contents of any book, and should not be confused with Library of Congress
Library of Congress
Classification.Contents1 History 2 Format 3 See also 4 References 5 External linksHistory[edit] The LCCN numbering system has been in use since 1898, at which time the acronym LCCN originally stood for Library of Congress
Library of Congress
Card Number. It has also been called the Library of Congress
Library of Congress
Catalog Card Number, among other names
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Army Of The North
The Army of the North
Army of the North
(Spanish: Ejército del Norte), contemporaneously called Army of Peru, was one of the armies deployed by the United Provinces of the Río de la Plata
United Provinces of the Río de la Plata
in the Spanish American wars of independence. Its objective was freeing the Argentine Northwest and the Upper Peru
Upper Peru
(present-day Bolivia) from the royalist troops of the Spanish Empire
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International Standard Name Identifier
The International Standard Name Identifier (ISNI) is an identifier for uniquely identifying the public identities of contributors to media content such as books, television programmes, and newspaper articles. Such an identifier consists of 16 digits. It can optionally be displayed as divided into four blocks. It was developed under the auspices of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) as Draft International Standard 27729; the valid standard was published on 15 March 2012
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Paris
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries. 2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once. Paris
Paris
(French pronunciation: ​[paʁi] ( listen)) is the capital and most populous city in France, with an administrative-limits area of 105 square kilometres (41 square miles) and an official population of 2,206,488 (2015).[5] The city is a commune and department, and the heart of the 12,012-square-kilometre (4
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Chasseur
Chasseur
Chasseur
(/ʃæˈsɜːr/ shass-UR; French: [ʃasœʁ]), a French term for "hunter", is the designation given to certain regiments of French and Belgian
Belgian
light infantry (chasseurs à pied) or light cavalry (chasseurs à cheval) to denote troops trained for rapid action.Contents1 History1.1 Chasseurs à pied 1.2 Chasseurs à cheval 1.3 Flanqueurs Chasseurs 1.4 Chasseurs Forestiers2 Modern French Army 3 Belgian
Belgian
army 4 U.S. Army 5 Argentinian Army 6 See also 7 References 8 External linksHistory[edit] This branch of the French Army
French Army
originated during the War of the Austrian Succession when, in 1743, Jean Chrétien Fischer was authorized by the Marshal de Belle-Isle to raise a six hundred strong mixed force of infantry and cavalry
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Pasquale Paoli
Filippo Antonio Pasquale di Paoli FRS (Italian pronunciation: [fiˈlippo anˈtɔːnjo paˈskwaːle di ˈpaːoli]; French: Pascal Paoli; 6 April 1725 – 5 February 1807) was a Corsican patriot and leader, the president of the Executive Council of the General Diet of the People of Corsica. Paoli designed and wrote the Constitution of the state. The Corsican Republic
Corsican Republic
was a representative democracy asserting that the elected Diet of Corsican representatives had no master. Paoli held his office by election and not by appointment. It made him commander-in-chief of the armed forces as well as chief magistrate. Paoli's government claimed the same jurisdiction as the Republic of Genoa
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