Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Anselme, Jacques Bernard Modeste d'

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ANSELME, Jacques Bernard Modeste d', French general, b. in Apt, 22 July, 1740; d. in September, 1814. As lieutenant-colonel of the Soissons regiment, he fought through the American revolution. As lieutenant-general he took Nice and the fortresses of Montalban and Villefranche in 1792, but was defeated at Sospello and imprisoned until the revolution of Thermidor.