Historical Figures

Gouvion-Saint-Cyr Laurent, marquis of (1764 -1830)

He distinguished himself during the Revolution, he replaced Hoche in the Army of the Rhine and Masséna in Italy. He went to assist Lucien Bonaparte in Spain in 1801. He was a good tactician, but during the Hundred Days, he sided with the Bourbons. Subsequently, he obtained the Navy and War portfolio, brilliantly reorganized the army and left his name to the recruitment law.

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