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Biography of Jean Baptiste Jourdan


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Jourdan, Jean Baptiste, Comte. Born in 1762. French marshal; served in the wars of the republic and, in 1799, was appointed commander of the army of the Danube by the Directory. In 1797, Jourdan became president of the Council of Five Hundred, but was expelled in 1799, owing to his opposition to Bonaparte by whom, however, he was afterwards employed. He subsequently followed the fortunes of Joseph Bonaparte. Jourdan owed his title to Louis XVIII, but joined in the revolution of 1830. Died 1833.