Marshal Lannes is Mortally Wounded

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Harrison W. Mark
by Paul-Émile Boutigny
published on 01 August 2023
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After having his knee smashed by a cannonball during the Battle of Aspern-Essling (21-22 May 1809), French Marshal Jean Lannes lies mortally wounded, his left leg amputated. Here he is visited by Emperor Napoleon I, who considered Lannes to be one of his only true friends. Though Lannes would show signs of recovery, the appearance of gangrene would lead to his death on 31 May.

Painting by Paul-Émile Boutigny, 1894.

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