Roger DE DAMAS D'ANTIGNY

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French Revolution & Empire, 19th Century

FrenchBorn Roger DE DAMAS D'ANTIGNY

French general

Born on 1765

Died on December 31, 1823

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He was born in Paris, and began his military career in 1779 in a French regiment commanded by his uncle. In 1787 he went to Russia, where a large army was being prepared for the war against the Ottoman Empire, as a guest of its commander, Grigory Potemkin. After gaining the latter's esteem, he fought in the naval battles against the Turks and, once the land operations began, at the head of a grenadiers column. Later, at Saint Petersburg, he received several honors by empress Catherine and obtained the permission from the French king to fight for Russia; de Damas took part to the rest of the Russian-Turkish war in 1789-1790, leading an army corps during the sieges of Kilia and Akerinan.



© Copyright Wikipédia authors - This article is under licence CC BY-SA 3.0 ...   He was born in Paris, and began his military career in 1779 in a French regiment commanded by his uncle. In 1787 he went to Russia, where a large army was being prepared for the war against the Ottoman Empire, as a guest of its commander, Grigory Potemkin. After gaining the latter's esteem, he fought in the naval battles against the Turks and, once the land operations began, at the head of a grenadiers column. Later, at Saint Petersburg, he received several honors by empress Catherine and obtained the permission from the French king to fight for Russia; de Damas took part to the rest of the Russian-Turkish war in 1789-1790, leading an army corps during the sieges of Kilia and Akerinan.



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