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Brune, Guillaume Marie Anne, French marshal, was born in 1763 at Brives-la-Gaillarde. Entering the army in 1793, he saw service in the Vendean war, and in Italy under Massena. In 1799 became commander of the army in Holland, from the northern part of which he drove the British and Russian forces. So signal were his services that in 1804 he received a marshal's baton, and in 1807 became governor-general of the Hanseatic towns. On Napoleon's return from Elba he was placed in command in the S. of France, which he was compelled to surrender after Waterloo. Setting out for Paris, he was attacked by a mob of royalists, who brutally murdered him on August 2, 1815, at Avignon.