Michel Ney

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Noun1.Michel Ney - French marshal in the Napoleonic Wars (1769-1815)Michel Ney - French marshal in the Napoleonic Wars (1769-1815)
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The Abbe Sicard sleeps here--the first great teacher of the deaf and dumb--a man whose heart went out to every unfortunate, and whose life was given to kindly offices in their service; and not far off, in repose and peace at last, lies Marshal Ney, whose stormy spirit knew no music like the bugle call to arms.
| 1815: Marshal Ney, Napoleon's most famous general, was executed for supporting Napoleon at Waterloo when he was ordered by the Allies to arrest him.
1815: Marshal Ney, Napoleon's most famous |general, was executed for supporting Napoleon at Waterloo when he was ordered by the Allies to arrest him.
Napoleon ordered Marshal Ney to take a second allied fortified position on the field, La Haie Sainte.