De Bassompierre, Francois ___ 1579-1646 ___ French ___ soldier diplomat

BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY
De Bassompierre was born at the castle of Harrouel, Lorraine, into an old family which had served the dukes of Burgundy and Lorraine for generations. He studied in Bavaria and Italy, and was introduced to the court of King Henry IV in 1598. For the next 20 years or so he served as a soldier for the crown. As a result of his efforts during the Huguenot rising of 1621-1622 he was appointed a Marshal of France. He was with the army of the King during the siege of La Rochelle in 1628, and in 1629 distinguished himself in the campaign against the rebels of Languedoc. In the 1620s, he also served as a diplomat in Spain, Switzerland and Britain. He was secretly married to Louise Marguerite, widow of François, prince de Conti, and through her became implicated in the plot to overthrow Richelieu. On Richelieu's orders he was imprisoned in the Bastille, where he remained until Richelieu's death in 1643. Thereafter, he retired to the castle of Tillières in Normandy. His memoirs are considered an important historical source.
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DIARY DATES, CONTENT DESCRIPTORS
1626 ___ political royalty society UK

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SOME PUBLISHED TITLES
Memoirs of the Embassy of the Marshal de Bassompierre to the Court of England in 1626
Le Journal de ma Vie
 

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