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Daru, Pierre Antoine, Comte

Daru, Pierre Antoine, Comte pyĕr äNtwän´ kôNt därü´ [key], 1767–1829, French soldier, administrator, statesman, and writer. He served in the French Revolutionary Wars , was imprisoned during the Reign of Terror , and became chief of the army commissary under Napoleon I , who created him count. His exemplary administration vastly contributed to Napoleon's victories. Daru also filled various cabinet posts under Napoleon and was made a peer after the restoration of the Bourbons . His writings include histories of Venice and Brittany and translations of Horace .

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