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Our random article today is Stanisław Dunin-Wąsowicz.
Count Stanisław Dunin-Wąsowicz (1785 in Volhynia – 1864 in Paris) was a Polish general of the November Uprising, Captain of the 1st Polish Lancers and Napoleon's bodyguard and aide-de-camp during his 1812 Russian Campaign.
On December 5, 1812, with Napoleon's troops in disarray and freezing temperatures taking a heavy toll, Napoleon abandoned his Grand Army at Smarhon (then in the Russian Empire, now in Belarus) and retreated to Paris. Napoleon was accompanied only by a Mameluke bodyguard and Captain (Count) Dunin-Wąsowicz. Napoleon ordered that he should never be allowed to be captured alive and handed Count Dunin-Wąsowicz a set of pistols.
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