native of Strasbourg, Dagobert Wurmser served France until joining
the French Revolution broke out, he fought
his former country and besieged Mainz.
served in northern Italy and was part of Austrian attempts to break
the siege of Mantua.
it succeeded, but Wurmser was beaten at Castiglione
and then, following a drubbing at Bassano,
retreated into the fortress he was trying to free.
surrendered in February 1797 and Wurmser died later that year.