With ebony hair, a sensual gaze, angular jaw & muscular physique, General Louis Desaix was easy on the eyes! General Desaix came from an impoverished noble family, attended France's most prestigious military academy, and became a distinguished officer. General Desaix would die at the Battle of Marengo after being struck in the heart by a musket ball. Napoleon admired Desaix & mourned his passing.
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Carlo Amalfi, Musical Gathering, 1725
Kiss by Clarence Underwood
Russian female snipers. Initially, in 1941, the thousands of women who volunteered to enlist were turned away or relegated to industry work on the home front or medical service. About 800,000 women served in the Russian army during WWII. Around 200,000 were decorated and 89 received the highest ranking award, the Hero of the Soviet Union.
Joseph Fouché(Duke of Ontario) French statesman & Minister of Police during Napoleon's reign. (1759-1820)
Preparation for Portrait of Unknown Man - by artist Maurice Quentin de La Tour (1704 – 17 February 1788)
British diplomat Benjamin Bathurst vanished into thin air in 1809. Bathurst was returning to Hamburg with a companion after a mission to the Austrian court. Along the way, they had stopped for dinner at an inn in the town of Perelberg. Upon finishing the meal, they returned to their waiting horse-drawn coach. Bathurst’s companion watched as the diplomat stepped over to the front of the coach to examine the horses – and simply vanished without a trace.