Jean Auguste Margueritte
|Jean Auguste Margueritte|
|Born||15 January 1823
|Died||6 September 1870
|Years of service||1837–1870|
|Rank||Général de division|
|Commands held||1st Chasseurs d'Afrique Regiment|
|Battles/wars||French intervention in Mexico
*Battle of Sedan
After an honorable career in Algeria, General Margueritte was mortally wounded in the great cavalry charge at Sedan. He died in Belgium. An account of his life was published by his son, Paul Margueritte as Mon père (1884; enlarged ed., 1897).
The sand cat is named in his honour, being given the binominal name Felis margarita.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "article name needed". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.
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