Joachim Murat

(c. 1767—1815) French general, king of Naples 1808–15

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(c. 1767–1815)

French general, king of Naples (1808–15). One of Napoleon's marshals, Murat made his name as a cavalry commander in the Italian campaign (1800). After he was made king of Naples by Napoleon, he made a bid to become king of all Italy in 1815, but was captured in Calabria and executed.

Subjects: Military History.

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