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Count – The Duke of Magenta

Patrice de MacMahon

M.F., 5 L.H & G.M. , M.M
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Official Portrait of Marshal de MacMahon, President of the Republic
President of France
In office
24 May 1873 – 30 January 1879
Prime Minister Albert de Broglie
Ernest Courtot de Cissey
Louis Buffet
Jules Armand Dufaure
Jules Simon
Albert de Broglie
Gaëtan de Rochebouët
Jules Armand Dufaure
Preceded by Adolphe Thiers
Succeeded by Jules Grévy
Governor General of Algiers
In office
1 September 1864 – 27 July 1870
Monarch Napoleon III
Preceded by Édmond de Martimprey
Succeeded by Louis Durrieu
Member of the French Senate
In office
24 June 1864 – 4 September 1870
Monarch Napoleon III
Personal details
Born (1808-06-13)13 June 1808
Sully, France
Died 17 October 1893(1893-10-17) (aged 85)
Montcresson, France
Nationality French
Political party Miscellaneous right (Legitimist)
Spouse(s)
Élisabeth de La Croix de Castries (m. 1854–1893)
; his death
Children Marie Armand Patrice de Mac Mahon [fr]
(1855–1927)
Eugene de Mac Mahon
(1857–1907)
Emmanuel de Mac Mahon [fr]
(1859–1930)
Marie de Mac Mahon
(1863–1954)
Countess de Pinnes
Education Special Military School of Saint-Cyr
Profession Military officer
Military service
Allegiance Bourbon Restoration/Template:Country data July Monarchy Bourbon Restoration
France Second French Republic
 Second French Empire
Branch/service French Army
Years of service 1827–1873
Rank Captain
Commandant
Lieutenant colonel
General
Marshal of France
Unit Flag of legion.svg French Foreign Legion
Lt. colonel
2nd Foreign Legion Regiment
2ème R.E.L.E/2e RE
(1843–1845)
Commander I Army Corps
Army of the Rhin (1870)
Commander-in-Chief
Army of Châlons (1870)
Battles/wars Conquest of Algeria (1827–1857)
  • Siege of Constantine (1837)

Crimean War (1853–1856)

  • Battle of Malakoff (1855)

Franco-Austrian War (1859)

  • Battle of Magenta (1859)

Franco-Prussian War (1870–1871)

  • Battle of Wörth (1870)
  • Battle of Sedan (1870)
Paris Commune (1871)

Patrice de MacMahon, 6th Marquess of MacMahon, 1st Duke of Magenta (French pronunciation: [patʁis də makma.ɔ̃]; born Marie Edme Patrice Maurice; 13 June 1808 – 17 October 1893), was a French general and politician. He was Chief of State of France from 1873 to 1875 and as President of France, from 1875 to 1879.


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