Avogadro di Valdengo, Colonel Count

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Piedmontese officer. Commanded the infantry regiment La Marina. Unexpectedly found himself with the responsibility of commanding the strategically important position at Dego on 14 April 1796, when he was subjected to an attack by a large part of Bonaparte's army. Standard reference works do not seem to offer any information about him.

Not listed in Berthelot, P.-E.-M. and others. La grande encyclopédie, 1887-1902. Not listed in Hoefer, D. Nouvelle biographie universelle/générale, 1852-66. Not listed in Michaud. Biographie universelle ancienne et moderne, 1843-?.

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