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Marshal Jean Lannes born.

Monday, 10 April 1769

It was on the 10th of April 1769 that Marshal Jean Lannes was born in Lectaure. He started life as an apprentice dyer, became a Marshal in 1804 and died of his wounds at Aspern Essling.
Some of his more famous quotes were.
Saragossa....."This damned Bonaparte will get us all killed."
Leading an assult at Ratisbon...."Before I was a Marshal I was a Grenadier - I still am one !"
Wounded at Aspern Essling....."It's nothing much, give me your hand to help me up."