Fieschi Joseph Marie
Fieschi, Joseph Marie (1790-1836), was born in Corsica, and enlisted at eighteen in the army of Murat, King of Naples. He served in Russia, but appears always to have been a black sheep, and in
1816 was condemned to ten years'imprisonment for forgery. In 1830 he managed to obtain by fraud a government appointment in Paris, but was dismissed. In 1834 he fired a kind of gun with twenty-four barrels from a house as the king, Louis Philippe, and his retinue passed. The king was grazed, and eighteen people were killed, and Fieschi himself wounded. He was tried and executed.