Pierre Jacques Etienne Cambronne, baron, a French general, born at St. Sebastien, near Nantes, Dec. 26, 1770, died in Nantes, Jan. 8, 1842. He served in La Vendee under Hoche, then in Switzerland under Massena, entered the imperial guarcj, and was renowned for intrepidity. When the emperor was sent to Elba, Cambronne went with him, and during the hundred days he received the rank of lieutenant general and a seat in the senate. At Waterloo he was in command of the imperial guard; and when the day was lost, being surrounded by his enemies and summoned to surrender, he refused, and fell covered with wounds. He was taken from among the dead, nearly dead himself, carried to Brussels, and afterward to London; but having been charged in France as guilty of an attack on his own country, he gave himself up as a prisoner and demanded a trial. He was tried and honorably discharged. After the revolution of July, 1830, although almost disabled by age and wounds, he was reinstated among the staff officers of the army.