Pichegru, Charles

(1761-1804)
   military figure
   Born in Arbois, Charles Pichegru, who fought in the American war of Independence, served during the revolution of 1789 as commander in chief of the Army of the Rhine and later of the Army of the North, conquering the Low Countries (1794-95). Coming over to the royalist cause, he lost his command (1796), but then was elected to the Council of Five Hundred in 1797. Deported to Guyana after the coup d'état of 18 Fructidor Year V (September 4, 1797), which brought the republican element of the Directory to power, he escaped to England, then secretly returned to France. In February 1804, he conspired with georges cadadoul (see chouannerie) in a plot against Napoléon Bonaparte (see napoléon i), but was denounced and arrested, and later (April 6, 1804) found strangled in his cell.

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