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Originally appearing in Volume V04, Page 317 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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MARQUIS DE FRANCOIS CLAUDE AMOUR BOUILLE (1739-1800), French general. He served in the Seven Years' War, and as governor in the Antilles conducted operations against the English in the War of American Independence. On his return to France he was named governor of the Three Bishoprics, of Alsace and of Franche-Comte. Hostile to the Revolution, he had continual quarrels with the municipality of Metz, and brutally suppressed the military insurrections at Metz and Nancy, which had been provoked by the harsh conduct of certain noble officers. Then he proposed to Louis XVI. to take refuge in a frontier town where an appeal could be made to other nations against the revolutionists. When this project failed as a result of Louis XVI.'s arrest at Varennes, Bouille went to Russia to induce Catherine II. to intervene in favour of the king, and then to England, where he died in 1800, after serving in various royalist attempts on France. He left Memoires sur la Revolution francaise depuis son origine jusqu'd la retraite du duc de Brunswick (Paris, 18o1).
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