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Marshal Jean de Dieu Soult born.

Wednesday, 29 March 1769

On the 29th of March 1769 Marshal Jean de Dieu Soult was born. His parents Jean and Brigitte were living in Saint Arnans la Bastide. After his fathers death in 1785 Soult joined the French army as a private of infantry. 1804 saw him created Marshal. Between 3-12-1814 and 11-3-1815 he served as Minister of War to King Louis XVIII. During the 100 days he acted as Napoleons Chief of Staff.

In later life hae was to be Prime Minister of France.