RUDE, François
(b. 1784, Dijon, d. 1855, Paris)

Marshal Ney

Place de l'Observatoire, Paris

Michel Ney, 1st Duc d'Elchingen, 1st Prince de la Moskowa (1769-1815), known as Le Rougeaud ("red faced" or "ruddy") by his men and le Brave des Braves ("the bravest of the brave") was a French soldier and military commander during the French Revolutionary Wars and the Napoleonic Wars. He was one of the original 18 Marshals of France created by Napoleon I.

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