Maréchal Michel  Ney

Maréchal Michel Ney

Male 1769 - 1815  (46 years)    Has 26 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Michel Ney 
    Prefix Maréchal 
    Relationshipwith Adam
    Born 10 Jan 1769  Saarlouis Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Battle 18 Jun 1815  Waterloo, B Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 7 Dec 1815  Paris, Île-de-France, Fr Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Le Pere Lachaise, Paris Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I322253  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 30 Aug 2016 

    Father Pierre Ney,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Margaretha Grevelinger,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Siblings 1 sibling 
     1. Margaretha Ney,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID F128340  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Aglae Louise Auguie,   b. 24 Mar 1782, Paris, Île-de-France, Fr Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 1854, Paris, Île-de-France, Fr Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    +1. Prince Joseph Napoleon Ney,   b. 8 May 1803,   d. 25 Jul 1857  (Age 54 years)
    +2. Michel Ney d' Elchingen,   b. 24 Aug 1804,   d. 14 Jul 1854  (Age 49 years)
     3. Prince Edgard Ney,   b. 20 Mar 1812,   d. Oct 1882  (Age 70 years)
    Last Modified 26 Oct 2001 
    Family ID F128332  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Maria Elselina Johanna Versfelt,   b. 27 Sep 1776, Lith Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1845, Brussel, Brabant, B Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 1800 
    Last Modified 18 Aug 2008 
    Family ID F273373  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • Sohn eines Böttchers

      Prince de la Moskowa, Duc d' Elchingen

      marshal of France. Called "the bravest of the brave by Napoleon I, Ney, a cooper's son from Saarlouis, rapidly rose to glory in the French Revolution. He distinguished himself in the campaigns of 1794 and 1795, commanded the army of the Rhine briefly in 1799, seized Elchingen (1805), and conquered Tyrol. His assistance was decisive in Napoleon's victory at Friedland. Ney's greatest feat was his defense of the rear in the retreat from Moscow in 1812. He was created Duke of Elchingen and prince of Moskowa by Napoleon. Later, Ney was one of the generals who urged Napoleon to abdicate after Leipzig. Ney was raised (1814) to the peerage by Louis XVIII. On Napoleon's return from exile in Elba, Ney promised the king that he would stop Napoleon on his march to Paris, but instead he joined Napoleon and commanded in the Waterloo campaign. He was condemned for treason by the house of peers and shot.

      Known as the Bravest of the Brave, Michel Ney was not known for his coolness, or an excessive amount of intellectual capability.
      Irrefutably courageous, the hot-tempered soldier's soldier too often let his dash get in the way of sound military thinking.
      He joined a hussars regiment in 1787 and through his elan and personality was quickly promoted.
      He fought at Neerwinden, Mainz, Mannheim, Winterthur, Hohenlinden, Elchingen, Jena, Eylau, Friedland, Bussaco, Smolensk, Borodino, Beresina, Weissenfels, Lutzen, Bautzen, Dennewitz, Leipzig, Quatre Bras and Waterloo.
      His later career and relationship with Napoleon Bonaparte was a strained one - Ney having sided with those who demanded the emperor's abdication and served the Bourbons. He re-attached himself to Bonaparte for the 100 Days' Campaign - with terrible consequences for the French.
      His delaying and mishandling of the battle at Quatre Bras ruined Bonaparte's strategic plan and the debacle of Waterloo, where he completely lost the plot, ended in abject defeat.
      Ney paid for his errors with his life as he was put on trial for treason by the returning Bourbons, sentenced to death and shot on 7 December 1815.
      He was, however, insanely brave to the end and gave the signal to the firing squad to shoot.

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