Michel Ney, 1st Duc d'Elchingen, 1st Prince de la Moskowa (10 January 1769 - 7 December 1815), popularly known as Marshal Ney, was a French soldier and military commander during the French Revolutionary Wars and the Napoleonic Wars. He was one of the original 18 Marshals of France created by Napoleon. He was known as Le Rougeaud ("red faced" or "ruddy") by his men and nicknamed le Brave des Braves ("the bravest of the brave") by Napoleon.
Napoleon's Marshal: The Life of Michel Ney
1968 William Morrow and Company