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Franz Joseph

Austrian general

Died when: 79 years 183 days (954 months)
Star Sign: Cancer


Franz Joseph

Franz Joseph, Marquis de Lusignan (23 June 1753 – 23 December 1832), a Spaniard, joined the Habsburg army and fought against Prussian soldiers and Belgian rebels.

During the French Revolutionary Wars, he played a significant role at the Battle of Rivoli in 1797 and became a general officer.

He led brigade- and division-sized forces during the Italian campaign of 1799.In the Napoleonic Wars, he twice commanded a division and was so badly wounded in 1809 that he was forced to retire from the army.

From 1806 until his death he was proprietor of the Lusignan Infantry Regiment.

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