Bourbaki, Charles Denis Sauter (shärl dənēˈ sōtāˈ bōrbäkēˈ) [key], 1816–97, French general of Greek ancestry. In the Algerian campaigns and the Crimean War he gained one of the highest military reputations in Europe. Offered the Greek throne (1862), he declined. In the Franco-Prussian War, put in command of the Army of the East by the provisional government, he failed to raise the siege of Belfort and was pursued to Switzerland, where his troops were disarmed and interned (Feb. 2, 1871).
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