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Marshal Louis Nicolas Davout born.

Thursday, 10 May 1770

On the 10th of May in the town of Annoux, Louis Nicolas Davout was born to a minor noble family. Before the Revelution he studied at the Paris Military School. A methodical officer and keen on disipline he led the famous 3rd Corps of the Grand Army. Known as the Iron Marshal he once posted the death penalty for looting. He was the only one of Napoleons Marshals never to have been defeated in the field.