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Adam Philippe Custine, comte de

Custine, Adam Philippe, comte de (ädäNˈ fēlēpˈ kôNt də küstēnˈ) [key], 1740–93, French general. He served in the Seven Years War and in the American Revolution. Elected to the States-General (1789), he served in the French Revolutionary Wars and in 1792 took Frankfurt and Mainz. His failure in the campaign of 1793 led to accusations of treason, and he was guillotined.

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