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Bessieres Jean-Baptiste

Bessieres Jean-Baptiste (1768—1813)

One of the few marshals to be called a friend of Napoleon Bonaparte, Jean-Baptiste Bessieres was a distinguished soldier whose career included fighting with the Swiss Guard to save Louis XVI. Joining the revolutionary armies, Bessieres skills brought him to Bonaparte's attention and, after fighting at Rivoli, he became a major. Accompanying Bonaparte on the Egyptian Campaign, Bessieres took part in the battles of Acre and Aboukir. His performance at Marengo in 1800 saw him a general of brigade and by 1802 he was leading a division. In 1804, he became a marshal and led the Imperial Guard cavalry at Austerlitz, Jena, Eylau and Friedland. Sent to Spain he won the battle of Medina del Rio Seco, fought at Somosierra and chased Sir John Moore's army to Corunna. In 1809, his cavalry performed very well at Aspern-Essling and Wagram and, in Russia, he saved Bonaparte from cossacks during the disastrous retreat in 1812. Bessieres' last battle was Weissenfels, in 1813, where he died instantly after being hit in the chest by a cannonball.

Ajman, 1970, Battle of Rivoly

Ajman, 1970, Keys of Vienna

Ajman, 1970, French army crossing the Alps

Ajman, 1971, Bonaparte in Jaffa

Ajman, 1971, Ulm

Ajman, 1972, Napoleon near Eylau

Cameroon, 1969, Coronation of Napoleon

Chad, 1969, The Battle of Wagram

Comoren Islands, 2009, Napoleon Bonaparte

Czech Republic, 2005, Napoleon near Austerlitz

Dahomey, 1969, Napoleon at the Battle of Eylau

Equatorial Guinea, 1976, Battle of Eylau

Equatorial Guinea, 1977, Battle of Rivoli

Equatorial Guinea, 1977, French army crossing Alpes

Equatorial Guinea, 1977, Battle of Austerlitz

Equatorial Guinea, 1977, Battle of Eylau

Fujeira, 1970, Bonaparte in Jaffa

Gabon, 1969, Battle of Rivoly

Gambia, 1993, The Coronation of Napoleon (detail)

Guinea, 2007, Battle of Eylau

Guyana, 1993, Coronation of Napoleon

Mali, 1969, Napoleon near Austerlitz

Manama, 1972, Napoleon at Eylau

Niger, 1969, Bonaparte in Jaffa

Paraguay, 1971, Napoleon with army

Ras al-Khaima, 1970, Coronation of Napoleon

Ras al-Khaima, 1970, Coronation of Napoleon

Rwanda, 1969, Napoleon Adressing Troops at Ausburg

Umm al Quiwain, 1972, Napoleon after battle of Eylau

Umm al Quiwain, 1972, Bonaparte in Jaffa

Umm al Quiwain, 1972, Coronation of Napoleon

YAR, 1969, Napoleon Adressing Troops at Ausburg

YAR, 1969, Napoleon Adressing Troops at Ausburg

Yemen (Kindom), 1969, Battle of Rivoly

France, Paris, post office on bd Bessieres

France, 2005, Prayssac. Monument of Bessieres


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