Marshal LANNES Jean
Duke of Montebello 1808
Born in Lectoure April 10, 1769 – Died in Ebersdorf May 31, 1809
Nicknamed the “Achilles of the Great Army”.
Probably one of the best marshals of the 1st Empire. He played a decisive role during the 18 Brumaire. In spite of his violent and violent character, the Emperor appreciated him.
“I had taken him pygmy, I lost him giant. He was one of my best generals, perhaps the most capable on the battlefield. (Napoleon)