Marshal Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur

Died aged c. 82

Marshal Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau (French pronunciation: ​[ʁɔʃɑ̃bo]; 1 July 1725 – 10 May 1807) was a French nobleman and general who played a major role in helping the Thirteen Colonies win independence during the American Revolution. During this time, he served as commander-in-chief of the French Expeditionary Force that embarked from France in order to help the American Continental Army fight against British forces.

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Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur Comte de Rochambeau Maréchal de France 1725 - 1807 habitait cet hôtel quand il reçut le commandement de l'Armée envoyée par le Roi Louis XVI en Amérique, 1780, pour aider les États-Unis à conquérir leur indépendence

English translation: Jean Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur Comte de Rochambeau Marshal of France 1725 - 1807 lived here when he was given command of the army sent by King Louis XVI in America, 1780 to help the United States win its independence

40 rue du Cherche-Midi, Paris, France where they lived