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Bourbaki, Charles Denis Sauter

Born: 1816 AD
Died: 1897 AD
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1816 – He was born on the 22nd of April.

1838 – He entered St Cyr, and in 1836 joined the Zouaves, becoming lieutenant of the Foreign Legion and aide-de-camp to King Louis Philippe.

1842 – He was captain in the Zouaves.

1857-1859 – He was made general of division, commanding at Lyons.

         – He offered his services to Gambetta and received the command of the Northern Army, but was recalled on November 10 and transferred to the Army of the Loire.

1871 – Bourbaki had delegated his functions to General Clinchant on the 26th of January and tried to suicide that night.

         – In July, he again took the command at Lyons, and subsequently became military governor.

1881 – Owing to his political opinions, he was placed on the retired list.

1885 – He was an unsuccessful candidate for the senate.

1897 – He died on the 27th of September.

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