Biographies : 5
BiographyCARNOT, ‘The Great’, Lazare-Nicolas-Marguerite"Carnot était travailleur, sincère dans tout, sans intrigues, mais facile à tromper. Il montra toujours un grand courage moral. Il a été fidèle, probe, travailleur, et toujours vrai", Napoleon, 1810.
BiographyCHAMPAGNY, Jean-Baptiste de Nompère de, Duc de Cadore
Born in Roanne on 4 August, 1756, Champagny served in the royal navy between 1774 and 1787 and participated in the American War of Independence. Upon his return, he was made chevalier de Saint-Louis, and served as the député in the Etats généraux on behalf of the Forez nobility. He was arrested during the Terror […]
Fact file Born in Brussels, 21 November 1753, died 22 February, 1809 Austrian minister in Copenhagen, 1774 Austrian minister in Berlin, 1777 Austrian ambassador to St Petersburg, 1779 Negotiated the third treaty of the partition of Poland, 1796 Recalled to Vienna, April 1797 Negotiated the Treaty of Campo-Formio with Bonaparte, 17 October, 1797 Present at […]
Born in Pézenas, in 1756, the proposer of the famous motion which allowed the Tribunat to start proceedings towards the proclamation of Empire had begun life as a (failed) lawyer before joining the Revolution and getting himself elected a member of the Directoire of the Hérault département (1790). Here his main duty was to oversee […]
BiographyCZARTORYSKI, Adam Jerzy