Cambronne, French general, born at Nantes; served under the Republic
and the Empire; accompanied Napoleon to Elba in 1814; commanded a
division of the Old Guard at Waterloo; fought to the last; though
surrounded by the enemy and summoned to surrender, refused, and was taken
prisoner; is credited with the saying, La Garde meurt, et ne se rend
pas, "The Guard dies, but does not surrender" (1770-1842).
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