Charles Dugua

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Portrait of General Charles François Joseph Dugua

Charles François Joseph Dugua[1] (1740, in Toulouse – October 16, 1802 in Crête-à-Pierrot), was a general of the French Revolution, present in the French Campaign in Egypt and Syria.

Military Career[edit]

Dugua's name on the Arc de Triomphe

Dugua was in charge of Napoleon's fifth division in the Egypt Campaign, replacing the wounded General Kléber. He was sent by Napoleon to El Rahmaniya (Rahmanié) with Joachim Murat, stopping at Rosetta on the way. On July 6 July 1798, Napoleon in a letter stated that Dugua was present in Rosetta.[2] He was responsible for the execution and decapitation of over 3000 Egyptians.[3]

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


  1. ^ Cuccia, Phillip R. (2014). Napoleon in Italy: The Sieges of Mantua, 1796–1799. University of Oklahoma Press. p. 100. ISBN 9780806145341. Retrieved 9 October 2019.
  2. ^ Gallaher, John G. (1997). General Alexandre Dumas: Soldier of the French Revolution. SIU Press. p. 107. ISBN 9780809320981. Retrieved 9 October 2019.
  3. ^ Jordan, David P. (2012). Napoleon and the Revolution. Palgrave Macmillan. p. 58. ISBN 9780230362819. Retrieved 9 October 2019.