Jean Auguste Margueritte

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Jean Auguste Margueritte
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Born15 January 1823 (1823-01-15)
Manheulles, France
Died6 September 1870(1870-09-06) (aged 47)
Beauraing, Belgium
AllegianceFlag of France.svg France
Years of service1837–1870
RankGénéral de division
Commands held1st Chasseurs d'Afrique Regiment
Battles/warsFrench intervention in Mexico
Franco-Prussian War
*Battle of Sedan
RelationsPaul 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.


  •  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Margueritte, Paul and Victor". Encyclopædia Britannica. 17 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. pp. 706–707.