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 LOUIS GABRIEL SUCHET - LoveToKnow Article on LOUIS GABRIEL SUCHET
Here, after taking part in the siege of Saragossa, he was named commander of the army of Aragon and governor of the province, which, by wise and (unlike that of most of the French generals) disinterested administration no less than by his brilliant valour, he in two years brought into complete submission.
As chef de bataillon he was present at the siege of Toulon in 1793, where he took General O'Hara prisoner.
He obtained the title of count on the igth of March 1808, married Mlle-de Saint Joseph, a niece of Joseph Bonaparte's wife, and soon afterwards was ordered to Spain.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /S/SU/SUCHET_LOUIS_GABRIEL.htm   (566 words)

  
 Demi-Solde Press Maps
Siege of Saragossa by the French army of Aragon in 1808 and 1809.
Siege of the Castle of Burgos by the Allies under Wellington from 10 September to 21 October 1812.
Siege of Gerona by the French Army of Catalonia from May to October 1809.
www.demisoldepress.com /maps.htm   (1332 words)

  
 Saragossa products at MSN Shopping
War to the Death The Siege of Saragossa, 1808-1809
Iberian Fathers: Writings of Braulio of Saragossa, Fructuosus of Braga
The Manuscript Found in Saragossa by Ian MacLean, Jan Potocki (1995)
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 Amazon.ca: In the Legions of Napoleon: The Memoirs of a Polish Officer in Spain and Russia, 1808-1813: Books
From 1808 to 1812 he was caught up in Napoleons attempt to subjugate Spain, fighting in battles, sieges (including the siege of Saragossa) and hunting and being hunted by merciless bands of guerrillas.
In the Legions of Napoleon: The Memoirs of a Polish Officer in Spain and Russia, 1808-1813
In 1812 his unit was ordered to take part in the invasion of Russia.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/1853673803   (353 words)

  
 Lerida
The French General Reille has just sacked Saragossa after a bloody siege, and is returning to Barcelona (in Catalonia) with his enormous train of booty, despite King Joseph's orders to stay in Aragon and continue to over-awe it by his presence.
The game is a disguised scenario based on the situation in the Spanish Peninsular following the sacking of Cordoba (alias Saragossa) 1808 and immediately prior to the battle of Bailen (alias Lerida).
The victory ushered in a period of complacency in which the quality of the Spanish regular army was allowed to deteriorate to such an extent that they would not win an open battle during the remaining years of the Napoleonic Wars.
home.freeuk.net /henridecat/lerida/lerida.htm   (353 words)

  
 The Vistula Lancers (Uhlans) - 'The Picadors of the Hell'
American historian, John Elting, wrote about the Vistula uhlans: "In 1808, fed up with Spanish sniping, the Lancers of the Vistula climbed down from their saddles and stormed an entrenched Spanish camp near Saragossa" "During the first phase of the siege of Saragosa they charged a fortified city.
On March 20th 1808 the Regiment of Vistula Uhlans was formed from the Cavalry Regiment of the Polish-Italian Legion (Regiment de Cavalerie de la Legion Polacco-Italienne).
On 14 August 1802 Belleville was captain-quartiermaster in the Uhlan Regiment of the (Plish) Danube Legion.
web2.airmail.net /napoleon/Polish_Vistula_Uhlans.html   (3727 words)

  
 Napoleon Series Military Map Archive
Saragossa - 2nd French Siege: December 1808 - February 1809 Unknown 108k
Gerona - French Siege: May - September 1809 Unknown 298k
Actions Around Guttstadt Between 23 and 28 May [4 June 9 June] 1807 Unknown 158k (Source: Mikhailovsky-Danilevsky) Note on the Map
www.napoleon-series.org /military/c_maps.html   (3727 words)

  
 Napoleonic Marshals : Jean Lannes
In late 1808, Lannes was transferred to Spain, won the battle of Tudela and then successfully ended the horrendous siege of Saragossa.
His last battle was Aspern-Essling where his advance II Corps held off, against massive odds, the Austrian army while Bonaparte desperately tried to get more troops across the swollen, flooded Danube.
With Austria resurgent in the east, Lannes joined Bonaparte along the Danube in the battles of Abensberg, Landshut, Eckmuhl and Ratisbon, where he led the assault on the walls himself.
www.napoleonguide.com /marshal_lannes.htm   (3727 words)

  
 Gaspar, baron Gourgaud
He was present at the siege of Saragossa in 1808, returned to service in Central Europe and took part in nearly all the battles of the Danubian campaign of 1809.
Wounded at the Battle of Montmirail, he recovered in time to be involved in several of the conflicts which followed, distinguishing himself especially at Laon and Reims.
In the campaign of 1813 in Saxony he again showed courage and prowess, especially at Leipzig and Hanau; but it was in the first battle of 1814, near to Brienne, that he rendered the most signal service by killing the leader of a small band of Cossacks who were riding furiously towards Napoleon's tent.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/G/Gaspar,-baron-Gourgaud.htm   (750 words)

  
 The Defence of Saragossa by WILKIE, Sir David
Of the paintings by Wilkie three are imaginary, but The Defence of Saragossa is based on a specific incident when the French laid siege to the city from June to August 1808.
Wilkie was able to study the head of Palafox from life while he was in Madrid (Palafox was also painted by Goya [Madrid, Prado]).
These new aspects of Wilkie's style were derived from his attentive examination of works by Titian, Rubens, Velázquez and Murillo while on the Continent and particularly in Spain.
www.wga.hu /html/w/wilkie/defence.html   (426 words)

  
 Napoleonic Marshals : Jean Lannes
In late 1808, Lannes was transferred to Spain, won the battle of Tudela and then successfully ended the horrendous siege of Saragossa.
Leading the alpine advance into northern Italy, Lannes won the battle of Montebello and soon after held up the Austrians long enough for General Desaix to reinforce Bonaparte at Marengo and help win that crucial battle.
His last battle was Aspern-Essling where his advance II Corps held off, against massive odds, the Austrian army while Bonaparte desperately tried to get more troops across the swollen, flooded Danube.
www.napoleonicwars.net /marshal_lannes.htm   (426 words)

  
 Napoleon Series Military Map Archive
Saragossa - 2nd French Siege: December 1808 - February 1809 Unknown 108k
Gebora - Relief of Badajoz: February 19, 1811 265k
Linie - Engagements of the Advance Guard vicinity of the Nuthe-Nottte Line: August 21 - 22, 1813 1:25,000 B&W 197k
www.napoleon-series.org /military/c_maps.html   (426 words)

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