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 (rō′shăm-bō′, -shäN-), Comte de Title of Jean Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur. 1725-1807.
French army officer who commanded French forces in the American Revolution, most notably in the defeat of the British at Yorktown (1781).
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(ˌroʊ ʃɑ̃ˈboʊ)

Jean Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, Count de, 1725–1807, French general in the American Revolution.
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But while it also is learned that European officers such as the French Generals Rochambeau and Lafayette, the Polish Generals Kosciuszko and Pulaski, and the Germans de Kalb and von Steuben afforded great help to the American cause, little usually is said about the general and dangerous shortage of weapons and ammunition or how the Revolution would likely have failed without material help from foreign nations.
Chanlatte focuses particularly on events of absolute cruelty commissioned by General Rochambeau during the last months of French colonial rule in Saint Domingue.
George Washington's victory at the Battle of Yorktown had much to do with the personal trust between Washington and the French commanders General Rochambeau and Admiral Francois-Joseph de Grasse.
Notwithstanding the opportunity to achieve a large share of the "glory" for himself, he would wait for Washington and Rochambeau and the numerical superiority that their forces would create.
(5) No cerco de Yorktown mais da metade das tropas regulares eram francesas, comandadas pelo Marques de Lafayette e pelo Conde de Rochambeau. A vitoria norte-americana nessa batalha so foi possivel em razao do suporte da esquadra francesa, sob o comando do almirante de Grasse.
However, de Fleury (now on extended leave from the Continental Army so that he could be commissioned a major in the French Saintonge Regiment) had to return to America as part of the expeditionary force of General Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, Comte de Rochambeau, before the medals were finished.
* Map of Cote de York-town a Boston: Marches de l'armee: This map depicts French General Rochambeau's march from Providence, Rhode Island, to Yorktown, Virginia.