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Drouet, Jean Baptiste, Comte d'Erlon (1765-1844), a French general, served (1793-96) in the campaigns of the Moselle, Sambre, and Peninsula ; he gave the turning point to the victory of Jena (1806), and was badly wounded at Friedland in 1807. He commanded the 1st corps d'armee at Waterloo, but through conflicting orders remained inactive. After Napoleon's fall he for a time brewed beer at Munich, but returned to France when the amnesty was granted in 1825. In 1834-5 he was Governor of Algeria, and became Marshal in 1843.