François-Jean Chastellux (1734-1788)

François Jean de Beauvoir, Marquis de Chastellux (French: [fʁɑ̃swa ʒɑ̃ də bovwaʁ maʁki də ʃatly]; 5 May 1734, Paris – 24 October 1788, Paris), was a military officer who served during the War of American Independence as a major general in the French expeditionary forces led by general Comte de Rochambeau. Being on general Rochambeau's staff for the duration of the war, Chastellux acted as the principal liaison officer between the French commander in chief and George Washington. However the Chevalier de Chastellux was also widely recognized, at the time of his campaigns in America, as a highly talented man of letters and a member of the Académie française

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