Lauzun, Antonin-Nompar de Caumont, count, then duke, de

(1633-1723)
   marshal of France
   Born in Lauzun, Antonin-Nompar de Caumont, count de Lauzun was an ambitious and unscrupulous courtier who at first was a favorite of louis XIV until his impertinences cost him a stay in the bastille. He succeeded in secretly marrying the Grande Mademoiselle, first cousin of the king (1681), after an imprisonment of nine years at Pignerol. Going to England, he took part in England's Glorious Revolution of 1688 and was commissioned to escort the queen, Mary of Mod-ena, and James Edward, prince of Wales, to France. He fought in ireland at the Battle of the Boyne. The duke of Lauzun had for his second wife the sister-in-law of the duke de saint-simon.

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

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Colonel General (France) — For other uses of this term, see Colonel General. A Colonel General was an officer of the French army during the Ancien Régime, Napoleonic era and the Bourbon Restoration. The positions were not military ranks, but rather offices of the crown.… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.