A french soldier born in Thoissey, France, Nov. 22, 1863. He joined the army in 1883, but attended the military school of St. Maixent most of the time till 1887. He then went to West Africa for the purpose of aiding in exploring the Niger, and subsequently filled several important missions in relation to the extension of French influence in Africa.
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