Marshal MASSENA André
Prince of Essling
Duke of Rivoli
Born in Nice on May 6, 1758 – Died in Paris on April 4, 1817
Nicknamed the golden boy of victory. He distinguished himself in 1797 at Rivoli and then at the battle of Zurich in September 1799 and in most of the victories of the Empire. His last campaign in Spain, then especially in Portugal, brought him the disgrace of the Emperor.
“It is necessary to prostrate oneself before his military talents. (Napoleon)