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Jean Baptiste Louis Philippe de Felix-Saint-Maime Muy
MUY, Jean Baptiste Louis Philippe de Felix-Saint-Maime, Comte du, French soldier, born in Ollioules, France, 25 December, 1755; died in Paris, 6 June, 1820. He was the nephew of Marshal du Muy, of France. Under the name of Saint-Maime he entered the service in 1766, and in 1775 became colonel of the regiment of Soissonnais infantry. He served under Rochambeau in this country in 1780-'2, and for his gallantry at Yorktown received the cross of St. Louis, a pension, and the brevet of brigadier. In 1784 he succeeded to the title of the Comte du Muy, and he was made field-marshal in 1788. He became lieutenant-general on 6 February, 1792, and in 1806 was appointed governor-general of Silesia. In January, 1811, he was created a senator. He commanded the 2d military division at Marseilles in 1812-'14, and was created a peer on 17 August, 1815.
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