Roquelaure family


Roquelaure family
   A noble French family from Armagnac. Antoine, baron de Roquelaure (unkown-1625) fought alongside King henry IV at Moncontour, Coutras, Arques, and ivry. He was master of the king's wardrobe and was in Henry IV's carriage when the king was assassinated. Roquelaure was made a marshal of France in 1614. Jean-Baptiste-Gaston, marquis (then) duke de Roquelaure (ca. 1617-83), the son of Antoine, baron de Roquelaure, served as a captain in the king's army (1635) and became a field marshal after the siege of Courtrai (1646). He served as governor of Guyenne (1676). Antoine Gaston, duke de Roquelaure (1656-1738), the son of Jean-Baptiste-Gaston, duke de Roquelaure, served as governor of Languedoc, fought the camisards and was made a marshal of France (1724).

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