Louis-Gabriel Suchet

Frankrig, 1770-1826

Fransk marskal.

Suchet was the only Marshal to come out of the Peninsula with his reputation enhanced. He pacified eastern Spain (as Soult did in Andalusia -he was remembered by Ameil as 'imperturbable in good or evil fortune, observing, seeing all, comprehending all; silent, but hard...'), repeatedly defeating Spanish armies, taking cities, and defeating two British amphibious expeditions from Sicily, earning his baton and title. An honest and efficient administrator, Napoleon remarked that if he had two like Suchet he could have held Spain.