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Pelissier Jean Jacques Amable

Pelissier, Jean Jacques Amable (1794-1864), Duc de Malakhoff and Marshal of France, was born at Maromme, in the department of Seine-Infeneure. He began as a, private soldier, and from 1839 to 1855 he was engaged in active service in Algeria, becoming General of Division in 1850; he cruelly suffocated 500 Arabs in a cave (1845). In May, 1855, he succeeded Canrobert as commander-in-chief of the French forces in the Crimea, and on the fall of Sebastopol was created Duc de Malakhoff. In 1860 he was appointed Governor-General of Algeria.