Sunday, 26 August 2018

627) Jean Joseph Amable Humbert

General Jean Joseph Amable Humbert (1767 – 1823). French soldier, a participant in the French Revolution, who led a failed invasion of Ireland to assist Irish patriots in 1798. Born in the townland of La Coâre Saint-Nabord, outside Remiremont Vosges, he was a sergeant in the National Guard of Lyon. He rapidly advanced through the ranks to become brigadier general on 9 April 1794 and fought in the Western campaigns before being allocated to the Army of the Rhine.

- "... the red-haired giant with the broad shoulders (and proud of them), with his arms round the waists of Mlles."…/bonaparte-france-roy…

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