Marshal KELLERMANN François
The Hero of Valmy
Born in Strasbourg on May 28, 1735 – Died in Paris on September 13, 1820
His revolutionary ideas were noticed by the Board of Directors.
He distinguished himself at Valmy where, raising his hat to the tip of his sword, he galvanized his troops by shouting “Long live the nation !”.
Napoleon said of him: “Kellermann was a brave soldier, extremely active, he had many good qualities, but he was completely deprived of the means necessary for the leadership of an army. »