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by François Gérard
published on 07 July 2023
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Portrait of Michel Ney (1769-1815), a French marshal of the Empire during the Napoleonic Wars (1803-1815). After distinguishing himself in the War of the First Coalition, Ney rose through the ranks and was appointed as one of the original 18 marshals in May 1804. He distinguished himself in the battles of Elchingen (for which he was made Duke of Elchingen), Jena, and Eylau. Ney also commanded the French rearguard during the retreat from Moscow. Although Ney pressured Napoleon to abdicate in 1814, he rejoined the emperor during the Hundred Days and was executed by firing squad after the French defeat at Waterloo.

Oil on canvas painting by François Gérard, 1805.

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Gérard, F. (2023, July 07). Michel Ney. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/17589/michel-ney/

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Gérard, François. "Michel Ney." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified July 07, 2023. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/17589/michel-ney/.

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Gérard, François. "Michel Ney." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 07 Jul 2023. Web. 17 Jul 2024.