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Jean-Thomas Arrighi de Casanova (1778-1853)

Duke of Padua

Arms of Jean-Thomas Arrighi de Casanova (1778-1853)

Jean-Thomas (or Jean-Toussaint) Arrighi de Casanova was born on mars 8, 1778 in Corte, Corsica.

He fought in Italy (1796-1797), in Aegypt (1798-1799), in Italy again (1800), in Germany (1805-1806), in Poland (1807), in Spain (1808-1809), in Austria (1809), in Germany (1813) and in France (1814).

During the Hundred Days, Napoleon made him Governor of Corsica. After the Emperor's abdication, Arrighi left for exile until 1819.

He was elected deputy by the Corsicans in 1849 then became in 1852 senator and Governor of the Invalides , the last post he would hold.

He died on March 22nd, 1853, at the age of 75. He was laid to rest  in the Governor's Crypt  of the Cathedral of Saint-Louis.

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Main portrait

"Jean-Thomas Arrighi de Casanova, duke of Padua". French school of nineteenth century.

Other portraits

Jean-Thomas Arrighi de Casanova (1778-1853)
"Jean-Thomas Arrighi de Casanova, duke of Padua, Governor of the Invalides" by Frederic Legrip (Rouen 1817 - Paris 1871).
Jean-Thomas Arrighi de Casanova (1778-1853)
"Jean-Toussaint Arrighi de Casanova, duke of Padua". Print of the nineteenth century.
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