Encyclopaedia Americana. a Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature, History, Politics and Biography. a New Ed; Including a Copious Collection

Encyclopaedia Americana. a Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature, History, Politics and Biography. a New Ed; Including a Copious Collection

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1849 edition. Excerpt: ... civil war, was, in a great degree, effected by him. Aug. 13, he was appointed Commander-in-chief of the Italian army. Towards the end of December, he led his troops over the Mincio, conquered the Austrians, passed the Adige, Jan. 8, 1801, took possession of Vicenzaand Roveredo, and concluded an armistice, Jan. 16, at Treviso, with the Austrian general Bellegarde, by which several fortified places in Italy were surrendered to the French troops. When peace recalled him to the council of state, towards the end of November, 1802, he iaiil before the legislative body for confirmation the treaty of peace with the court of Naples. The next year, he went as ambassador to the court of Constantinople. He prevailed there at first over the English party, and received from the Turkish ministry the highest marks of honor; but, when new dissensions arose between the two powers, he left Turkey. During his absence, May 19,1804, he was appointed marshal of the empire. At the end of 1806, Napoleon appointed him governor-general of the Hanseatic towns, and, soon after, commander of the troops in Swedish Pomerania, against the king of Sweden. This monarch invited the marshal to a personal interview, in which he endeavored to eonvert him to the cause of Louis XVIII. B. refused every proposal. He may, however, have drawn upon himself the indignation of Napoleon by his conduct in this interview, or by favoring the English contraband trade in Hamburg. At any rate, he was recalled, and suffered to remain without employment. After the revolution of 1814, lie recognised Louis XVIII, and received the cross of Louis, but no appointment. This was the cause of his declaring himself for Napoleon, immediately upon his return. He received the chief command of an important army in...
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