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François-Joseph LEFEBVRE

French François-Joseph LEFEBVRE

French military commander during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars

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Born: on October 25, 1755 in Rouffach, France
Died: on September 14, 1820 in Paris, France


Biography

Lefebvre was from Rouffach, Alsace, the son of a Hussar. He enlisted in French army at the age of 17 and like his close friend, Michel Ordener, he embraced the French Revolution. In 1783 he married Cathérine Hübscher with whom he had 14 children, although none living to survive him (his last son died in battle in 1812).

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