Historical Figures

Mortar Adolphe-Edouard-Casimir-Joseph (1768-1835)

Marshal of France, elected captain by the volunteers of the North in 1791, he participated in various battles including that of Fleurus . Masséna made him general of division, he commanded the infantry of the guard in 1805, he commanded the left wing at Friedland. In Russia, he will command the young guard. He fought in the battles of Saxony in 1813, and commanded the old guard during the Allied invasion, he was one of the last to defend Paris. Sick, he cannot fight at Waterloo. He was president of the council in 1834. He was killed by Fieschi's infernal machine.