- family of military figuresof German origin, Gaspard de Schomberg (1540-99) was born in Meissen, Saxony, and fought at first in France on the side of the huguenots before entering the service of Kings henry III and henry iv. His brother Georges de Schomberg (1543-78), the favorite of Henry III, was killed in a duel. Gaspard de Schomberg's son, Henri Schomberg, count of Nan-teuil (1574-1632), who captured the pass at Susa, was named a marshal of France, as was his grandson, Charles Schomberg, duke d'Halluin (1601-56).
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