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Chasse, David Hendrick, Baron (1765-1849), a famous Dutch soldier, chiefly remembered, perhaps, for his defence of the citadel of Antwerp, with 5,000 men against 60,000 Belgians and French at the Belgian revolution in 1832. He began his military life at ten years old, and became a lieutenant-general in the French service in 1793. Napoleon used to call him General "Bayonet," owing to his fondness for employing that weapon. At the battle of Waterloo he did good service against the French as Lieutenant-General of the Dutch forces.