Jean Auguste Margueritte

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Jean Auguste Margueritte
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Born 15 January 1823 (1823-01-15)
Manheulles, France
Died 6 September 1870(1870-09-06) (aged 47)
Beauraing, Belgium
Allegiance Flag of France.svg France
Years of service 1837–1870
Rank Général de division
Commands held 1st Chasseurs d'Afrique Regiment
Battles/wars French intervention in Mexico
Franco-Prussian War
*Battle of Sedan
Relations Paul Margueritte
Victor Margueritte

Jean Auguste Margueritte (15 January 1823 – 6 September 1870), French General, father of Victor Margueritte and Paul Margueritte.

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.

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