Picquart, Georges

(1854-1914)
   military figure Born in Strasbourg, Georges Picquart, after serving in Algeria, Tonkin, and Annam, was named chief of intelligence on the General Staff (1895). Convinced of the innocence of alfred dreyfus (and the guilt of charles esterhazy), he fought for a reex-amination of the case but was ordered to abandon that cause and was transferred shortly after to Tunisia (1896). After Dreyfus was exonerated, Pic-quart was proven correct and was promoted to general and named minister of war in the cabinet of GEORGES CLEMENCEAU (1906-09).
   See also zola, emile.

France. A reference guide from Renaissance to the Present . 1884.

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