Napoleon’s Marshals (All Parts)

Napoleon’s Marshals (All Parts)

In 1804 Napoleon created 18 ‘Marshals of the Empire’, to serve as the senior officers of the Grande Armée. He created a further 8 before his abdication in 1814. A few were aristocrats, but others were the sons of shopkeepers or tailors. The most favoured became princes and kings. Among their ranks were legendary figures such as Marshals Lannes, Ney, Soult, Davout and Masséna, but also less well know figures like Pérignon, Brune and Moncey. Our series explores the lives of all 26 Marshals, and ranks them according to our own judgement of their achievements as Marshals.

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📚 Recommended reading (as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases):
📖 Napoleon’s Marshals (ed.David Chandler)
📖 Leipzig 1813: The Battle of the Nations
📖 Austerlitz 1805: The Fate of Empires
📖 Napoleon’s Guard Infantry Vol.1
📖 The Napoleonic Wars by Todd Fisher
📖 Napoleon’s Wars by Charles Esdaile
📖 Napoleon the Great by Andrew Roberts

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Thank you to Alexander Averyanov for permission to use his artwork, ‘Battle of Eylau’ and ‘Fighting for the Bagration Flèches’.

Images used under Creative Commons license CC BY SA 3.0:
Marshal’s baton by Rama via Wikimedia Commons
Monument to Prince Józef Poniatowski in Warsaw by Adrian Grycuk via Flickr

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