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Henri Du Vergier La Rochejaquelein, comte de

La Rochejaquelein or La Rochejacquelin, Henri Du Vergier, comte de (both: äNrēˈ dü vĕrzhyāˈ kôNt də lä rôshzhäkəlăNˈ) [key], 1772–94, French commander, leader of the counterrevolutionary army in the Vendée. His legendary gallantry and tactical abilities were of little avail against superior republican armies. He was killed in battle.

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