comte d’Estaing

Bust by Jean-Pierre-Victor Huguenin

QUICK FACTS
BORN:
24 November 1729 in Auvergne, France
  DIED:
28 April 1794 in Paris


Portrait to come. See entry in Wikipedia.

 

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Washington’s ultimate success as the American commander in chief, however, never stemmed from his military abilities. He was never a traditional military hero. He had no smashing, stunning victories, and his tactical and strategic maneuvers were never the sort that awed men. Instead, it was his character and political talent and judgement that mattered most. His stoicism, dignity, and perseverance in the face of seemingly impossible odds came to symbolize the entire Revolutionary cause.

Gordon S. Wood
The American Revolution: A History (2002)