Birago, Cavaliere Carlo

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Piedmontese officer. At the time of Napoleon's 1796 campaign he was serving as a second lieutenant with Del Carretto's grenadier battalion, and was one of the defenders of Cosseria. He left a remarkable description of these events, which is the best account we have of what happened inside the castle. See Birago, C., Gen. La difesa di Cosseria, 1847.

Not listed in Ferrabino, A. and others. Dizionario biografico degli Italiani, 1960-, Balteau, J. and others. Dictionnaire de biographie française, 1933-, Hoefer, D. Nouvelle biographie universelle/générale, 1852-66, or Michaud. Biographie universelle ancienne et moderne, 1843-?.

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