Duke of Friuli
He was born on October 25, 1772 in Pont-à-Mousson, Lorraine, eastern France.
General of the First French Empire, he was named Grand Marshal of the Palace by Napoleon.
He was killed on May 23, 1813 in Niedermackersdorf, near Görlitz, Silesia
"Géraud-Christophe de Michel du Roc a.k.a. Duroc (1772-1813), Duke of Friuli" by Antoine-Jean Gros (Paris 1771 - Meudon 1835).
His tomb , is in the Dome Church in the Hôtel des Invalides located in Paris' seventh arrondissement.
"Géraud-Christophe Duroc, Duke of Friuli". Miniature by Jean-Baptiste Isabey (Nancy 1767 - Paris 1855) from the Austerlitz Table (a.k.a. Table of the Marshals).
"Géraud-Christophe Duroc, Duke of Friuli". Nineteenth century print.
"Duroc, Grand Marshal of the Palace". Study by Anne-Louis Girodet de Roucy-Trioson (1767-1824).