Édouard (Adolphe Casimir Joseph) Mortier statue

Édouard Adolphe Casimir Joseph Mortier, 1st Duc de Trévise (13 February 1768 – 28 July 1835) was a French general and Marshal of France under Napoleon I. Minister of war and president of the council of ministers, 1834–1835. In 1835, while accompanying Louis-Philippe to a review, Marshal Mortier and eleven others were killed by the 'infernal machine' - an apparatus of 25 musket barrels firing simultaneously aimed at the king by Giuseppe Marco Fieschi, a disgruntled vagabond and outcast. Louis Philippe bitterly mourned him, and wept openly at the marshal's funeral.
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kjfitz picture
@ 2011-11-10 12:14:10
Thanks for the good descriptions with dates on your submissions!

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@ 2011-11-10 12:19:11
You're welcome :D