Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Francois Marie” in chapter 1 of Alfred Roman, The military operations of General Beauregard in the war between the states, 1861 to 1865:
General Beauregard's maternal ancestry is even more illustrious, he being a descendant of the Dukes of Reggio and Modena, and, consequently, of the House of Este.
His great-grandfather, Francois Marie , Chevalier de Reggio (akin to the reigning duke) accompanied his friend, the Duke of Richelieu, to the siege of Bergen-op-Zoom, and there so distinguished himself that he was given a captaincy in the...
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