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Rapp, Jean, Count de (1773-1821), French soldier, was born in Alsace, and was intended for the Church, but joined the army in 1788, and served with great distinction during the revolutionary wars, signalising his valour in Germany and Egypt. Napoleon had a high opinion of his merit, and made him successively general of brigade, general of division and count. In 1819 he became a peer of France. His intrepidity was proverbial, and he was most amiable and gentle in private life, but possessed great sagacity and firmness.