French soldier and statesman who distinguished himself in the Napoleonic Wars (1800-15). As minister of war in 1817-19 he was responsible for reorganizing recruitment procedures in the French army.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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