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Biography of Louis Alexandre Berthier


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Berthier (bare'-te-a), Louis Alexandre. Prince, a distinguished French general. Born in 1753. He received honors from Bonaparte in acknowledgment of his great services, for though he won no battle himself, he largely contributed towards the gaining of many. On the return of Louis XVIII, Berthier sent in his adhesion, and was made captain of the guards of the restored monarch. When Napoleon reappeared, having escaped from Elba, Berthier withdrew to Bamberg with his family, where he terminated his existence by throwing himself from a window, it was supposed, in a fit of apoplexy, in June, 1815.