Historical Figures

Desaix Louis Charles Antoine(1768 -1800)

Aide-de-camp to the Duke of Broglie, he served Pichegru then Hoche. He distinguished himself in 1796 on the Rhine where his qualities as a tactician worked wonders, particularly at Kaiserslautern. His soldiers affectionately call him “the warrior without fear and without reproach”. He became friends with Bonaparte, with whom he went to Egypt. He successfully administered the Fayoum. At Marengo in the midst of a collapse, he intervenes as a savior on the battlefield and leads a deadly charge that will decide victory.