The Nuttall Encyclopedia
A brave man, chief of the Chouans (q. v .), born in Brittany, the son of a farmer; tried hard and took up arms to restore the Bourbons in the teeth of the Republic, but was defeated; refused to serve under Bonaparte, who would fain have enlisted him, having seen in him "a mind cast in the true mould"; came over from London, whither he had retired, on a secret mission from Charles X.; was suspected of evil designs against the person of Bonaparte; arrested, and, after a short trial, condemned and executed, having confessed his intention to overthrow the Republic and establish Louis XVIII. on the throne (1769-1804).
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Cadoudal, Georges'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/c/cadoudal-georges.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.