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Francois Victor Masséna, 2nd Duke of Rivoli and 3rd Prince of Essling (April 2, 1799 - April 16, 1863) was an amateur ornithologist. He was the son of André Masséna, Marshal of France.

Masséna accumulated a large bird collection of 12,500 specimens, which he sold to Dr T. B. Wilson in 1846. Wilson gave the collection to the Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences. Massena described a number of new parrots with his nephew Charles de Souancé, including the Green-cheeked Parakeet.

In 1823 he married Anna Massena, Duchess of Rivoli and they had four children.


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