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A DNA analysis has confirmed the identity of the mysterious ” one-legged skeleton is discovered under a dance floor in Russia earlier this year.
As suspected, the skeleton of the French general Charles-Etienne Gudin de la Sablonniere, who was struck by a cannonball during Napoleon’s ill-fated invasion of Russia in 1812.
Historian and former soldier, Pierre-Malinowski, led the French and Russian archaeologists in search of the captain, an effort that is reportedly supported by the Kremlin.
A MYSTERIOUS ONE-LEGGED SKELETON THAT WAS DISCOVERED IN RUSSIA, NAPOLEON’S FAVORITE GENERAL,
Malinowski, told France-Bleu, that is, the DNA from the skeleton matched with the DNA taken from the remains of Gudin’s brother and mother. “You see, DNA is a 100 per cent,” he said. “There’s no doubt about it.”
A picture taken on July 7, 2019, shows the remains of the French General Charles-Etienne Gudin de la Sablonniere, in Smolensk, Russia.
A fellow student of Napoleon to the military school, Gudin has been described as a favourite of the Emperor of france. Gudin was seriously wounded at the Battle of Valutino, in the neighborhood of Smolensk, on Aug. 19, 1812, according to the AFP, and France 24. The presence of the 44-year-old general was removed, but his wound became gangrenous and he died three days later.
The remains were discovered in July, Reuters reported earlier this year, noting that they were found in an open-air dance floor in Smolensk in a park.
HORRIBLE AMPUTATED LIMB, A FRENCH HOWITZER SHELL, WAS DISCOVERED AT THE BATTLE OF WATERLOO SITE
After his death, the French armies cut in Gudin’s heart out of his body, and brought it back to France, and it is placed in a chapel in Paris, the famous cemetery of Père Lachaise, according to the Napoleon monument.eu. The generic name is also inscribed on the Arc de Triomphe.
Archaeologists working on the 7 of July, 2019, on the site of the burial place of the French General Charles-Etienne Gudin de la Sablonniere.
Napoleon’s massive Grande Armée began its invasion of Russia on 24 June 1812. The estimates of the army’s size from 450,000 to 650,000 troops, according to the History.com. The campaign quickly degenerated into a military disaster as a retreat of Russian forces, in the service of a “scorched earth” tactics, which have been refused food and shelter to the invading army.
When Napoleon reached Moscow in September, but the city, like others in its path, it was already on fire and the French army was forced to retreat as winter approached. Plagued by conflict, poverty, hunger, disease, and the ravages of the Russian winter, only 100,000 soldiers in the army of Napoleon, on leaving Russia in December of 1812.
NAPOLEON’S DISCOVERY OF THE PIECES OF SOLDIERS ‘ UNIFORMS FROM THE DOOMED INVASION OF RUSSIA WAS DISCOVERED
The death of General Gudin, at the Battle of Valutino. Found in the collection of the Russian state library in Moscow.
(Photo by Fine Art Images/Heritage Images/Getty Images)
One of the most important figures in the history of europe, Napoleon, continues to be a source of fascination. Last year, it is a very rare bicorne, or two-pointed hat, which was worn by the French leader at the Battle of Waterloo has been sold at an auction in France for $325,000.
Earlier this year, and all the buttons of the uniforms worn by the soldiers in the army of Napoleon was recently discovered in Russia.
The discoveries were made during excavations on the site of the Great Synagogue in Vilna (Vilnius), which was destroyed during the Nazi occupation of Lithuania in world War ii.
FIRST, THE COMPLETE BATTLE OF WATERLOO, THE SKELETON WAS IDENTIFIED AS A GERMAN SOLDIER
In addition, archaeologists have recently discovered the amputated limb of the site of a field hospital used to be in Waterloo.
In a separate project, the first full Battle of Waterloo, the skeleton has been identified in 2015 as a German soldier.
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