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Clarke, Henri Jacques Guillaume, 1765-1818


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    • Clarke, Henry-Jacques-Guillaume, 1765-1818
    • Feltre, Henri-Jacques-Guillaume Clarke, duc de, 1765-1818
    • Feltre, Duc de, 1765-1818
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    • found: Clarke : maréchal et pair de France, c1999:back cover (Henri Jacques Guillaume Clarke) p.454 (1765-1818)
    • found: Wikipedia, February 21, 2017(Henri Jacques Guillaume Clarke; Henri-Jacques-Guillaume Clarke, 1st Count of Hunebourg, 1st Duke of Feltre (17 October 1765--28 October 1818), born to Irish parents in Landrecies, was a politician and Marshal of France; Clarke was one of the most influential and charismatic Franco-Irish generals in the French army during the Napoleonic period; Clarke served in the early French Revolutionary Wars in the Army of the Rhine and by 1793 had been promoted to general de brigade; in 1795 Clarke was briefly arrested; after his release, Clarke lived in Alsace until Lazare Carnot sent him to Italy to serve as Napoléon Bonaparte's Chief topographical officer until he was sent to Sardinia; after 18 Brumaire, Clarke served as Chief of the Topographical Bureau, State Councillor, state secretary for the army and navy; during the war against Austria in 1805, Clarke was appointed governor of Vienna and during the war against Prussia in 1806 he served as governor of Erfurt and of Berlin; in 1807 Napoleon relocated the Ministry of War to Paris, naming Clarke the Minister of War; his role in thwarting the British invasion of the Netherlands, the Walcheren Campaign in 1809, lead to the emperor creating him Duke of Feltre (extinguished in 1852 but extended in 1864))
    • found: BnF, February 21, 2017(Clarke, Henri (1765-1818); French; male; born 1765-10-17 in Landrecies (Nord); died 1818-10-28 in Neuwiller (Haut-Rhin); from a family originally from Ireland; Marshal and peer of France; Counselor of State, Minister of War; Count of Hunebourg (in 1808), Duke of Feltre (in 1809); variant names: Clarke, Henry-Jacques-Guillaume (1765-1818); Feltre, Henri-Jacques-Guillaume Clarke (1765-1818 ; duc de); Feltre, Duc de (1765-1818))
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