Moreau joined the National Guard in 1789, but two years later opted
to become a colonel in a volunteer battalion.
fought well at Neerwinden and
received recognition for his efforts with rapid promotion to general
General Pichegru was arrested in 1795,
Moreau took command of the French forces in the Netherlands before
moving on to those in Germany.
he pushed the Austrians back to the Danube after the battles of
Malsch and Friedberg, but was forced to withdraw to avoid being
flanked when Archduke Charles
got the better of General Jourdan
at Amberg and Wurzburg.
General Joubert was killed at Novi, Moreau was appointed to take
over the Army of Italy.
1800, he won the key battle of Hohenlinden,
but then his successes began to take his mind off military matters
and look to politics.
after being implicated in a royalist plot, Moreau was exiled and
spent almost 10 years in America.
Alexander I entreated him to return to Europe and he became
an adviser during the 1813 Campaign
was mortally wounded at Dresden
and took five days to die.