- Louis Ni·co·las [lwee nee-kaw-lah] /lwi ni kɔˈlɑ/, Duke of Au·er·stadt [ou-er-stat] /ˈaʊ ərˌstæt/, Prince of Eck·mühl [ek-myool] /ˈɛk myul/, 1770–1823, marshal of France: one of Napoleon's leading generals.
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Davout had been ordered to wait for a signal to make the decisive advance.The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte
William Milligan Sloane
Davout allowed himself that pleasure when Balashev was brought in.
To him Davout was not merely a French general, but a man notorious for his cruelty.
"No, monseigneur," he said, suddenly remembering that Davout was a duke.
But at that moment an adjutant entered and reported something to Davout.