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Louis Charles Antoine Desaix (1768-1800)

Arms of Louis Charles Antoine Desaix (1768-1800)

Louis Charles Antoine Desaix was born on August 17, 1768 at the Castle of Saint-Hilaire d'Ayat, near the city of Riom, in Auvergne.

He served as a General during the French Revolution and the Consulate.

He was killed on June 14, 1800 during the Battle of Marengo (Piedmont).



In 1968, the French Postal Service released a 0.30 Franc stamp bearing the image of Louis Charles Antoine
Desaix .

Main portrait

"The General Desaix" by Andrea Appiani (Milan 1754 - Milan 1817).

Other portraits

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