Nicolas GODINOT

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French Revolution & Empire, 19th Century

FrenchBorn Nicolas Deo Gratia GODINOT

Général de Division of the First French Empire

Born on May 01, 1765 in Lyon, Rhône , France

Died on October 27, 1811 in Séville , Spain

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He was made Chef de Brigade of the 25th Légère on 30 June 1799 and rose to become Colonel of that regiment in 1803. Godinot gained promotion to Général de Brigade on 1 February 1805, and on 10 May 1811 rose further to Général de Division. He led his brigade in a feint-attack against the village of Albuera during the Battle of Albuera on 16 May 1811. He defeated a Spanish force at the Battle of Zujar on 9 August 1811. Godinot was made the scapegoat for an operation that failed to trap Francisco Ballesteros in the autumn of 1811. (See the Battle of Bornos article.) Despondent, Godinot took his own life.



© Copyright Wikipédia authors - This article is under licence CC BY-SA 3.0 ...   He was made Chef de Brigade of the 25th Légère on 30 June 1799 and rose to become Colonel of that regiment in 1803. Godinot gained promotion to Général de Brigade on 1 February 1805, and on 10 May 1811 rose further to Général de Division. He led his brigade in a feint-attack against the village of Albuera during the Battle of Albuera on 16 May 1811. He defeated a Spanish force at the Battle of Zujar on 9 August 1811. Godinot was made the scapegoat for an operation that failed to trap Francisco Ballesteros in the autumn of 1811. (See the Battle of Bornos article.) Despondent, Godinot took his own life.



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