This image is an inscription of the name Valence which appears on one of the inside walls of the Arc de Triomph. That was the name of General Jean Baptiste Cyrus Marie Adélaïde de Timbrune de Thiembronn Valence. He was elected a deputy of the nobility for the City of Paris in 1789. As the Revolution got underway, he became commander of the 1st Carabiniers in 1791. After several promotions with the army, he became wounded in one of the battles and then fled France. After Napoleon took power, he issued a general amnesty for those who had fled during the Revolution, and Valence then returned to France. Later in his career he was appointed a Senator and a Peer of France. Valence later helped Napoleon defend the left bank of the Seine.
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