Philippe-Paul, comte de Ségur (November 4, 1780 - February 25, 1873), French general and historian, son of Louis Philippe, comte de Ségur, was born in Paris. Events 1333 - Flood of the Arno River, causing massive damage in Florence as recorded by the Florentine chronicler Giovanni Villani Year 1780 ( MDCCLXXX) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Events 138 - The Emperor Hadrian adopts Antoninus Pius, effectively making him his successor Year 1873 ( MDCCCLXXIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. See also History An historian is an individual who studies and writes about History, and is regarded as an Authority on it Louis Philippe comte de Ségur ( December 10, 1753 - August 27, 1830) was a French Diplomatist and Historian. Paris (ˈpærɨs in English; in French) is the Capital of France and the country's largest city
He enlisted in the cavalry in 1800, and forthwith obtained a commission. He served with General Macdonald in the Grisons in 1800-1801, and published an account of the campaign in 1802. Graubünden or Grisons ( German:, gʁaʊˈbyndən Italian: Grigioni; Romansh: Grischun) is the largest and easternmost By the influence of Colonel Duroc (afterwards duc de Frioul) he was attached to the personal staff of Napoleon. Geraud Christophe Michel Duroc 1st Duc de Frioul ( October 25, 1772 - May 23, 1813) was a French General Napoleon Bonaparte (15 August 1769 – 5 May 1821 was a French military and political leader who had a significant impact on the History of Europe. He served through most of the important campaigns of the first empire, and was frequently employed on diplomatic missions. During the campaign in Poland in 1807 he was taken prisoner by the Russians, but was exchanged at the peace of Tilsit. Poland (Polska officially the Republic of Poland The Treaties of Tilsit were two agreements signed by Napoleon I of France in the aftermath of his victory at Friedland in the town of Tilsit
His brilliant conduct in the cavalry charge at Somosierra on November 30, 1808 won him the grade of colonel, but his wounds compelled him to return to France. In the Battle of Somosierra (La batalla de Somosierra ( November 30, 1808) a heavily outnumbered Spanish force failed to prevent Napoleon from capturing Events 1700 - Battle of Narva — A Swedish army of 8500 men under Charles XII defeats Year 1808 ( MDCCCVIII) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year As general of brigade he took part in the Russian campaign of 1812, and in the campaigns of 1813 and 1814 he repeatedly distinguished himself, notably at Hanau (October 1813), and in a brilliant affair at Reims (March 1814). The French invasion of Russia in 1812 was a turning point in the Napoleonic Wars. The Battle of Hanau was fought on ( October 30 and October 31, 1813) between Karl Philipp von Wrede ’s Austro - Bavarian Reims (alternative English spelling Rheims; riːmz in English and /ʁɛ̃s/ in French) is a city of the Champagne-Ardenne région of northern He remained in the army at the Restoration, but, having accepted a command from Napoleon during the Hundred Days, he was retired until 1818, and took no further active part in affairs until the July Revolution of 1830. Following the ousting of Napoleon I of France in 1814 the Allies restored the Bourbon Dynasty to the French throne The Hundred Days was the period between Napoleon Bonaparte 's return from exile on Elba to Paris on 20 March 1815 and the restoration The French Revolution of 1830, also known as the July Revolution, saw the overthrow of King Charles X, the French For the game see 1830 (board game. Year 1830 ( MDCCCXXX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display
During his retirement he wrote his Histoire de Napoléon et de la grande armée pendant l'année 1812 (Paris, 2 vols. , 1824), which ran through numerous editions, and was translated into several languages. The unfavourable portrait of Napoleon given in this book provoked representations from General Gourgaud, and eventually a duel, in which Ségur was wounded. Gaspar Baron Gourgaud ( September 14, 1783 - 1852 also known simply as Gaspard Gourgaud was a French soldier prominent in the Napoleonic wars As practiced from the 11th to 20th centuries in Western societies a duel is an engagement in combat between two individuals with matched weapons in accordance with their combat On the establishment of the July monarchy he received, in 1831, the grade of lieutenant-general and a peerage. In 1830 he was admitted to the Académie française, and he became grand cross of the Legion of Honour in 1847. L'Académie française, or the French Academy, is the pre-eminent French learned body on matters pertaining to the French language. Year 1847 ( MDCCCXLVII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Common After the Revolution of 1848 he lived in retirement. The February 1848 Revolution in France ended the reign of King Louis-Philippe, and led to the creation of the French Second Republic (1848-1852
His works include: Histoire de Russie et de Pierre le Grand (1829); Histoire de Charles VIII. (2 vols. , 1834?1842), in continuation of the history of France begun by his father; and the posthumous Histoire et mémoires (8 vols. , 1873).
See Un Aide-de-camp de Napoléon (1800-1812), mémoires du général comte de Ségur, new edition by his grandson Louis de Ségur (3 vols. , 1894-1895), of which an abridged English version was published in 1895.
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