Dumouriez, Charles François Du Périer, 1739-1823

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Birth 1739-01-26
Death 1823-03-14

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French general and Minister of War.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [London], to "My Lord", 1807 June 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270858979

Dumouriez was a General in the French Revolutionary Wars. At the time of this letter he was in charge of the French Army just having taken Belgium from the Austrians (Nov. 1792) and was invading The Netherlands, where he suffered defeat in May 1793 at Neerwinden. He defected to Austria and eventually settled in England in 1800.

From the description of [Letter] 1793 févr. 17 / Dumouriez. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 191958971

French General.

From the description of Autograph receipt signed : Romilly, 1776 Sept. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270742607

From the description of Autograph note in third person : [London], to J. Coutts, 1818 May 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270742640

From the description of Contemporary copy of an autograph letter signed : Paris, to the British Ambassador [at The Hague, Lord Auckland], 1793 Jan. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270742550

Charles Franc̦ois Du Périer Dumouriez was born on Janurary 25, 1739 in Cambrai, France. He was a French general during the French Revolutionary Wars, Minister of War, a politician, and a military writer. He was predominantly known as a historical figure, not as an author. He shared the victory at Valmy with General Francois Christopher Kellermann, but then deserted the Revolutionary Army to be a royalist intriguer during Napoleon Bonaparte's reign.

From the description of Histoire de la Guerre d'Amérique, circa 1782. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 755758960


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