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 Jacques-Nicolas Gobert

Jacques-Nicolas Gobert

Birth
Basse-Terre, Arrondissement of Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe
Death 17 Jul 1808 (aged 48)
Guarroman, Provincia de Jaén, Andalucia, Spain
Burial Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Plot Division 37
Memorial ID 7820 · View Source
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French Army Major General. Trained as a military engineer, he rose through the ranks during the Revolution despite suspicions he was of noble birth, and was appointed brigadier general in 1793. In 1802 Gobert helped put down a slave revolt in the French colony of Guadeloupe, for which he was promoted to major general and awarded the Legion of Honor. He commanded a division of Napoleon's army in Spain and was killed at the Battle of Baylen (Bailén). Gobert's famous memorial at Pere Lachaise, sculpted by David d'Angers, was dedicated in 1845. His name is also inscribed on the Arch of Triumph in Paris.

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  • Added: 19 Dec 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7820
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jacques-Nicolas Gobert (1 Jun 1760–17 Jul 1808), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7820, citing Cimetière du Père Lachaise, Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .