Gaston de Foix, duke of Nemours

   king of Navarre
   Born in Mazères, Ariège, Gaston de Foix, duke of Nemours, was the son of Jean de Foix and Marie d'Orléans, sister of louis xii, and the grandson of Eleonor of Aragon, queen of Navarre. He was made a duke and peer in 1505, then assumed the title of king of Navarre. He was 23 when he took command of the army in italy and revealed his martial talents. in the course of a lightninglike campaign, after having liberated Bologna, he took Brescia, but was killed during the Battle of Ravenna.

France. A reference guide from Renaissance to the Present . 1884.

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