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.
General Thomas-Alexandre Dumas (1762-1806) He was the son of a nobleman and a Haitian slave. Educated in France, he rose in the military to be the first black general in the French Army. He fought in Italy and Spain before losing favor with Napoleon for objecting to the reinstitution of slavery.
General of Cavalry Nicolas Dahlmann (1711-1807) was fatally wounded as he was leading the charge during the Battle of Eylau (Feb 1807). Dahlmann had joined the army at age 8 as a trumpeter. He rose steadily under Napoleon and fought in all major campaigns until his time of death. On Orders from Napoleon, Dahlmann's heart was embalmed and entombed at the Pantheon in Paris.