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  2. Louis-Nicolas Davout - Wikipedia

    Louis-Nicolas d'Avout (French pronunciation: [lwi nikɔla davu]; 10 May 1770 – 1 June 1823), better known as Davout, 1st Prince of Eckmühl, 1st Duke of Auerstaedt, was a French military commander and Marshal of the Empire who served during both the French Revolutionary Wars and the Napoleonic Wars.

  3. Louis-Nicolas Davout, duke of Auerstedt | French General

    Louis-Nicolas Davout, duke of Auerstedt, (born May 10, 1770, Annoux, France—died June 1, 1823, Paris), French marshal who was one of the most distinguished of Napoleon’s field commanders. Born into the noble family of d’Avout, he was educated at the École Royale Militaire in Paris and entered Louis XVI ’s service as a second lieutenant ...

  4. Louis-Nicolas Davout (1770-1823) -

    Marshal Louis-Nicolas Davout. The Iron Marshal, known for his discipline and unblemished record. By Nathan D. Jensen. Born: May 10, 1770. Place of Birth: Annoux, Yonne, France. Died: June 1, 1823. Cause of Death: Illness. Place of Death: Paris, France. Arc de Triomphe: DAVOUST on the east pillar.

  5. Louis-Nicolas Davout (1770-1823), Duke of Auerstedt and a marshal of the French Empire during the Napoleonic Wars (1803-1815). Nicknamed the "Iron Marshal" for the strict discipline he imposed on his Corps, Davout never lost a battle and is often regarded as one of the best – if not t he best – of Napoleon 's commanders.

  6. Louis Nicolas Davout — Wikipédia

    Louis Nicolas d’Avout puis Davout, duc d'Auerstaedt, prince d'Eckmühl, né le 10 mai 1770 à Annoux en Bourgogne et mort le 1er juin 1823 à Paris, est un général français de la Révolution et de l’Empire, élevé à la dignité de maréchal d'Empire par Napoléon en 1804. Issu d'une famille de petite noblesse, Davout fait ses ...

  7. DAVOUT, Louis Nicolas (10 May 1770 – 1 June 1823) -

    Arguably the finest corps commander among Napoleon’s marshals, Davout was born in Burgundy to a minor noble family, and followed his father to the royal cavalry in 1788. Though a supporter of the French Revolution, he was dismissed from the regular army in 1791, but immediatelty elected colonel in command of a volunteer battalion.

  8. Ten Greatest Generals of the Napoleonic Wars: Louis-Nicolas...

    Louis-Nicolas Davout (1770-1823), Prince of Eckmühl, Duke of Auerstedt. Nicknamed the Iron Marshal for his stern demeanour and his tenacious defence on the battlefield, Louis-Nicolas Davout is widely regarded as being among Napoleon’s most brilliant generals.

  9. Battle of Austerlitz | Summary, Casualties, Facts, & Napoleon

    Napoleon, having determined to fight, called up every available battalion; Marshal Louis Davout’s veteran Third Corps arrived from Vienna late on the night of December 1, after a forced march that had covered nearly 70 miles (112 km) in 48 hours. The allied plan was to attack Napoleon’s right and to cut him off from Vienna, and the allies ...

  10. Davout, Louis Nicolas |

    Louis Nicolas Davout (lwē nēkôlä´ dävōō´), 1770–1823, marshal of France. One of Napoleon's ablest generals, Davout defeated a Prussian army at Auerstedt (1806) and played a brilliant part in the victory at Wagram (1809). He also fought (1812) in the Russian campaign.

  11. Researchers used the memoirs of Louis-Nicolas Davout, another French general of the Napoleonic era, who organised Gudin's funeral and described the location. They then followed another witness ...