Charles Dugua

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Portrait of General Charles Francis Joseph Dugua

Charles Francis Joseph Dugua (b. Toulouse, 1740 - d. Crête-à-Pierrot, October 16, 1802) was a general of the French Revolution.

He was present during Napoleon's 1798 campaign in Egypt. Before departing for Syria, Napoleon gave Dugua to command Cairo.[1] When he returned to France he brought back printed copies of the Rosetta Stone that would be presented to scholars throughout Europe.

He died during the Battle of Crête-à-Pierrot, which was a major battle of the Haitian Revolution. His is one of the names inscribed under the Arc de Triomphe.


  1. ^ "The Discovery of the Rosetta Stone". Retrieved July 6, 2010.