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Cavalier, Jean (1681–1740), army officer and leader of the Camisard rising in France, was born on 28 November 1681 at Mas Roux, Ribaute, near Anduze, Languedoc, subsequently in the département of Gard, the son of Antoine Cavalier, a small farmer, and his wife, ...

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Vicars, Hedley Shafto Johnstone (1826–1855), army officer and evangelical, was born on 7 December 1826 in Mauritius, where his father, Richard Vicars (d. 1839), a captain in the Royal Engineers, was then stationed. After passing his examinations at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich...