Engel, Regula (1761–1853)

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Engel, Regula (1761–1853)

Swiss memoirist. Born Regula Egli, Mar 5, 1761, in Zurich, Switzerland; died June 25, 1853, in Zurich; m. Colonel Johann Fluri (Florian) Engel; children: 21 (6 died in combat).

Married a French soldier during Napoleonic wars and traveled with him to campaigns in Europe and North Africa, sometimes fighting alongside him; after husband and 2 sons were killed at the Battle of Waterloo (1815), returned to Switzerland and wrote memoirs to make money; writings reprinted as Frau Oberst Engel: Von Cairo bis Neuyork, von Elba bis Waterloo: Memoiren einer Amazone aus napoleonischer Zeit (Madame Colonel Engle: From Cairo to New York, from Elba to Waterloo: Memoirs of an Amazon in the Age of Napoleon, 1977).

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