Général is the French word for general.
In France, army generals are named after the type of unit they command. In ascending order there are two ranks :
- Général de brigade ("brigade general").
- Général de division ("divisional general").
Officers of the rank of général de division can receive different positions and styles (rang et appellation) :
- Général de corps d'armée ("corps general").
- Général d'armée ("army general").
The appointment of maréchal de France, wearing seven stars, is purely honorary.
- Maréchal de France ("Marshal of France").
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Famous quotes containing the word general:
“The man who would change the name of Arkansas is the original, iron-jawed, brass-mouthed, copper-bellied corpse-maker from the wilds of the Ozarks! He is the man they call Sudden Death and General Desolation! Sired by a hurricane, damd by an earthquake, half-brother to the cholera, nearly related to the smallpox on his mothers side!”
—Administration in the State of Arka, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)
“The general will is always right.”
—Jean-Jacques Rousseau (17121778)
“Any general statement is like a cheque drawn on a bank. Its value depends on what is there to meet it.”
—Ezra Pound (18851972)