François Mireur

François Mireur (February 5, 1770 – July 9, 1798) was a French general who is notable for having sung the war song for the Army of the Rhine, La Marseillaise in 1792 when he volunteered for the newly created republican army.wikipedia
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La Marseillaise

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François Mireur (February 5, 1770 – July 9, 1798) was a French general who is notable for having sung the war song for the Army of the Rhine, La Marseillaise in 1792 when he volunteered for the newly created republican army.
These fédérés were making their entrance into the city of Paris on 30 July 1792 after a young volunteer from Montpellier called François Mireur had sung it at a patriotic gathering in Marseille, and the troops adopted it as the marching song of the National Guard of Marseille.

Army of the Rhine (1791–1795)

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François Mireur (February 5, 1770 – July 9, 1798) was a French general who is notable for having sung the war song for the Army of the Rhine, La Marseillaise in 1792 when he volunteered for the newly created republican army.

Napoleon

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He later served under Napoleon Bonaparte and was killed in Egypt in 1798.

Escragnolles

Mireur was born in Escragnolles in 1770, and studied as a medicinal doctor at the Faculty of Medicine in Montpellier.

Montpellier

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Mireur was born in Escragnolles in 1770, and studied as a medicinal doctor at the Faculty of Medicine in Montpellier.

Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle

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That year, he sang Rouget de Lisle's war song when he was headed to Marseilles to organize and lead volunteers from nearby towns.

Marseille

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That year, he sang Rouget de Lisle's war song when he was headed to Marseilles to organize and lead volunteers from nearby towns.

Battle of Valmy

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During the war, he fought at the Battle of Valmy and later served in the Italian Campaign of Napoleon, twice refusing the rank of general.

Louis Desaix

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In 1798, he was promoted to general and served alongside Louis Desaix in the Egyptian Campaign, where he fought the Mamelukes and Ottomans.

Mamluk

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In 1798, he was promoted to general and served alongside Louis Desaix in the Egyptian Campaign, where he fought the Mamelukes and Ottomans.

Ottoman Turks

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In 1798, he was promoted to general and served alongside Louis Desaix in the Egyptian Campaign, where he fought the Mamelukes and Ottomans.

Arc de Triomphe

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His name was inscribed on the 28th pillar of the Arc de Triomphe at the top of the south pillar, near the avenue Kleber.

Egypt

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List of French generals of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars

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