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Géraud Christophe de Michel du Roc a.k.a. Duroc (1772-1813)

Duke of Friuli

Géraud Christophe de Michel du Roc a.k.a. Duroc (1772-1813) Arms of Géraud Christophe de Michel du Roc a.k.a. Duroc (1772-1813)

He was born on October 25, 1772 in Pont-à-Mousson, Lorraine, eastern France.

General of the First French Empire, he was named Grand Marshal of the Palace by Napoleon.

He was killed on May 23, 1813 in Niedermackersdorf, near Görlitz, Silesia

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His tomb , is in the Dome Church in the Hôtel des Invalides  located in Paris' seventh arrondissement.

Main portrait

"Géraud-Christophe de Michel du Roc a.k.a. Duroc (1772-1813), Duke of Friuli" by Antoine-Jean Gros (Paris 1771 - Meudon 1835).

Other portraits

Géraud Christophe de Michel du Roc a.k.a. Duroc (1772-1813)
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"Géraud-Christophe Duroc, Duke of Friuli". Miniature by Jean-Baptiste Isabey (Nancy 1767 - Paris 1855) from the Austerlitz Table (a.k.a. Table of the Marshals).
Géraud Christophe de Michel du Roc a.k.a. Duroc (1772-1813)
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"Géraud-Christophe Duroc, Duke of Friuli". Nineteenth century print.
Géraud Christophe de Michel du Roc a.k.a. Duroc (1772-1813)
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"Duroc, Grand Marshal of the Palace". Study by Anne-Louis Girodet de Roucy-Trioson (1767-1824).
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